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.
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
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.
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.
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Branch News 2014
To commemorate the centenary of the beginning of WW1
Sheringham will be holding Remembrance Week from 5th November to 11th
November. This will include amongst other things, a concert dedicated to
Edith Cavell at St Peter's Church and our normal Remembrance Day Parade on
9th November and a Church Service on 11th November.
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.
Medal presentation to John Sadler.
From left: Cecil Basham, John Sadler,
Launch of Caravan and Poppy Appeal collectors in Sheringham. more photos