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Royal British Legion - Bedale Branch


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Shoulder to shoulder with all who serve

The Royal British Legion has been helping Service people past and present for over 90 years, and although their needs have changed over that time the need for our work is as vital as ever. We spend £1.7 million a week carrying out our welfare support and our services are flexible and wide-ranging. From helping a young widow through an inquest to ensuring that an older veteran can stay independent in their own home, we‘re here to help.

The Legion is committed to helping serving and ex-Service people

Who can join?

  • Men and women of all ages
  • No need to have connection with the Armed Forces.

Why join?

The Bedale branch, established in 1942, only has around 40 members so urgently needs new younger volunteers to get involved, so the work it does can continue into the future. So if you have some spare time, would like to get involved in a worthy cause and have some fun along the way, why not become involved in the wide ranging Legion activities, which include:

  • Case-working
  • Fundraising
  • Community events

2014 is the centenary of the start of the First World War and we want to do something truly special that commemorates this historically important event, but we need ideas and volunteers.

The branch meets every third Wednesday of the month at 8pm in the Riverside Club in Bedale, so if you would like to become a member please get in touch:

Secretary: Graham Morris - 07561 402074 ([email protected])

Membership Secretary: Stuart Kane - 07864 854277 ([email protected])

Branch website:

Up and coming event:

The Bedale branch of the Royal British Legion are supporting the national campaign, “Every Man Remembered,” which is attempting to commemorate the 1.1million fallen Commonwealth servicemen and women who died in the first world war.

The branch hopes to establish a field of remembrance poppy crosses in the town for the fallen soldiers who gave their lives fighting in the Great War.

By visiting the website there is an opportunity to commemorate someone known or unknown and to make a personal dedication.

Anyone locally who visits the website should then send an email to the local branch secretary Graham Morris at [email protected] so they can provide a poppy-cross with the name of the commemorated serviceman (and your name) on it as part of the forthcoming local commemorations when it is hoped to establish a field of remembrance in Bedale, where all the crosses will be placed.

The location will depend on the number of people who take this up, but it would be wonderful to see hundreds or thousands of crosses placed in Bedale Park, for example, as a fitting way to remember the fallen heroes.

For more details please contact Graham Morris, the branch secretary on 07561 402074.

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