ABOUT SHERINGHAM BRANCH

Sheringham Branch of the Royal British Legion take pride in being pro-active.  We meet regularly and arrange several social events throughout the year.  We also take part in both Sheringham and Cromer Carnivals in August and the floats that we enter are always 'top notch' mainly thanks to one of our younger and very enthusiastic members.

We hold Social get-togethers in place of our May and December meetings, which always involve lots of good music, plenty of food and of course marvellous conversation.  The Royal British Legion was formed in 1921 and is the nation's premier ex-service charity, dedicated to caring for men and women who have served in the armed forces and their dependants.

Its objects include promoting the welfare of ex-service men or women and their dependants and relieving hardship among them where it exists; raising and distributing money for these purposes; assisting serving men and women in their return to civilian life; and promoting the interests of their dependants while they themselves are still serving.

Under its Royal Charter, the Legion's help is available to all the categories above, regardless of whether they are its members.  This represents some 15 million people, or one third of the population.

Although it is now over 50 years since the last world war, demand for the Legion's services is still increasing and is set to continue rising for at least the next 10 - 15 years.  For the annual Poppy Appeal, the Legion's poppy factory produces over 30 million poppies, about 90,000 wreaths and 400,000 remembrance crosses.

For more information visit the Official Royal British Legion Web Site: www.britishlegion.org.uk

NEW STORE OPENS WITH DOUBLE DONATION

The new Tesco store in Sheringham has opened with two charity donations, a champagne reception and performances from the Sheringham Shantymen.

Tesco UK Communications Director Michael Kissman said: “Builders have been busy on the site since February. Before that, the new Fire Station and Community Centre that we built as part of the scheme were completed and they are now supporting the local community. This store was the final piece of the jigsaw. There has been so much local anticipation, and it is already really busy.”

Store manager Simon Nellis said: “My team and I have enjoyed meeting our new customers and hearing their feedback about the store. We’ve already started planning events with the local community, and we look forward to serving the people of Sheringham for many years to come”.

The store opened its doors to the public for the first time on Thursday 24th October at 8am. Celebrations continued throughout the morning as Melanie Clarke from the Royal British Legion, Sheringham and District Branch and Jayne Matthews and Annette Rigby from the Friends of Woodfields School were each presented with a cheque for 500.

Tesco donation to Sheringham Branch funds 2013

Melanie, who was joined by who was joined by the branch’s stand bearer, Tony Thorogate said: “I would like to thank Tesco for their generous donation. The money will be used to help fund the publication of our newsletter which is a lifeline for many of our members who can’t attend our regular meetings.”

Matthew said: “The extra services that our charity provides for the school help to enhance the lives of the pupils so that they can get the best education and experiences possible. We rely on this kind of support to keep going”.  Launch day also saw the start of the store’s Helping Hand competition which asks customers to nominate a local charity or organisation which they think deserves some help. The winners will receive a share of 1,000 which can be used to help fund an event, buy equipment or pay for redecoration works. The competition will run for two weeks.

One of the community events that the store has planned is a Halloween craft workshop for children to make their own trick or treat bags and have their faces painted. The free event takes place on Saturday 26th October, 11am-4pm.  The new store has all of the everyday essential items you can expect from Tesco as well as a great range of counters including cheeses, fresh meats, a hot deli counter and a fresh olive salad bar.  The store is open from 7am-11pm, Monday – Saturday and 10am-4pm on Sundays.

JOIN OUR BRANCH

To join our branch all you have to do is contact our Membership Secretary using the Contact details link above. 

Alternatively, you can write or telephone using the details at the bottom of the page.

VE and VJ Day celebration

 

Sheringham and District Branch is very active and over the last few years we have spent a lot of time and effort bringing ourselves into the public eye. 

Events include Carnivals in Sheringham and Cromer and an annual open afternoon where we lay on a free buffet, sing along music, raffles and much more.  

For photographs of some of these events, please go to our past events page.

Help us to raise funds for the Branch by using our Give as You Live fundraiser.  Click Here For Details.  Every time you shop online, participating stores will make a donation to our Branch and it will cost you nothing.

 

Upcoming Events

TBN - Sorting Dates for 2015

 

Sheringham 1940's Weekend 2013

We had the new caravan out for the 1940's weekend and this year it finished with a very big parade.  Our thanks go to the organisers, we are looking forward to next year.

Daphne Basham, Sheringham 1940's weekend, 2013

Medal presentation to John Sadler. 

From left: Cecil Basham, John Sadler,
Noel Gant and Paige Wharton

Medal presentation to John Sadler 2009

For more photos click here

Sheringham Caravan Launch and Poppy Appeal collectors 2009

Launch of Caravan and Poppy Appeal collectors in Sheringham.   more photos

Chairman of Sheringham RBL reading lesson at Salvation Army Remembrance Service 2008

Lights Out WWI Vigil 2014

Welcome the support of our new
Royal British Legion Chaplain

Rev Christian Heycocks RN has very kindly agreed to be our Branch Chaplain. 

If you are in need of help or advice, please do not hesitate to contact him.

St Peter's Vicarage
10 North Street
Sheringham, NR26 8LW

Tel: 01263 822 089