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Wednesday, 22 June 2011

The Royal British Legion- Shoulder to shoulder with those who served

Thank you for taking time to look at my blog, The British Legion are an amazing charity very close to my heart but without the charity and support of the public they cannot do the work they manage to do.
I hope that once you have read through my blog you will have a better understanding of who the British legion are would be willing to somehow get involved with this worthwhile charity.
The British legion aim to provide support, financial help and psychological stability to those servin in the armed forces and their families. In addition they work to commemorate those who have in the past fallen while serving in the armed forces through selling poppies and raising awareness.

War can leave a huge dent in peoples’ lives; the heroes who served in honour of our country should get the help they deserve! When someone returns from war they may have been injured or may return mentally unstable, that is if they return at all. The people serving in the armed forces, both men and women, don’t get the help they need most of the time but the British legion tries to help as many people as they can. While a family member is away the British legion gives support to the families and in the rare case that the loved one does not return the British legion helps the family financially and emotionally so they can go on to live a normal life.

Additionally the British Legion helps the veterans who once served in the armed forces with simple things such as changing a light bulb to more serious cases like housing arrangements. With the British Legion helping them the Veterans can live a normal, stable, happy life which they may not have been able to before.

However; without the support and charity of the public the British Legion cannot manage to do all of the wonderful things they do. You can get involved with the British Legion by donating to them via their website or post or you can show your support by purchasing a poppy on poppy day. By purchasing a poppy you are not only donating but you are also helping to remember the lives lost for our country, this may seem a small thing but if everyone were to donate a pound then The British Legion would be able to help many, many more people!

If you would like to know more about the British Legion you can visit their website at: http://www.britishlegion.org.uk/
Once again, thank you for reading this and if you can answer these questions underneath it would be a great help to me:

Had you heard of the British Legion before reading this?

Do you or have you ever known or been related to someone serving in the armed forces?

Has my Blog helped you understand who the British Legion are?

And lastly, if given a chance would you support the British Legion or donate to them?

If you manage to leave a comment it would be very helpful if you could say where you come for e.g. Town/country.

Many thanks,


  1. yes
    yes :)

  2. I have heard of the British legion before this blog.
    I have never been related to someone injured in the war.
    This blog has helped me to fully understand what the British Legion is.
    If i could help them in any way i would.

  3. yeahhh

  4. yes, yes, yes, yes :) They have helped me and dad a lot, plus I've raised a running total of about £200 for them so far :) who said sponsored horse rides dont work? and I come from good old Dorset :P

  5. 1. Yes, i have
    2. Yes, my dad
    3. Yes
    4. Yes I would

  6. Yes i have but until I read this I didn't know much about them. No but I feel strongly about it. Your blog did help. I would definatly donate to this great charity! I'm from Torquay/ (: Devon

  7. yes
    and im from preston(Torbay) x

  8. 1] Yes I have!
    2] Yes, my uncle and dad
    3] Yes, though I was aware of The Royal British Legion I was not totally sure of what work they did but your blog helped a lot.
    4] Yes definitely!