Members of the Royal British Legion from Crewkerne and other branches in Somerset enjoyed a coffee morning and networking event at the George Reynolds Centre. The event was hosted by the Crewkerne branch who were pleased to welcome Kate Hurley, County Secretary of the Royal British Legion in Somerset. Kate said that there are 75 branches in the county and commended the Crewkerne branch for inviting others to join them for the occasion. Secretary of Crewkerne RBL Alice Samuel said: “This is a new type of event for us and we are trialing it for the first time today.”
Crewkerne RBL are hoping that combining fund-raising with networking will also help to raise awareness of the important work that volunteers carry out to help ex-serving persons and their dependents. Home bakes on the cake stall were all made by Crewkerne branch members and the prizes for the raffle, also donated by Legion members.
The Crewkerne branch of the Royal British Legion has entered a new and exciting era. It is one of the fastest growing branches in the county and has won awards for its new approach to all things ‘Legion’ over the past couple of years. In the years 2015-16, the branch provided drivers for the Crewkerne Community Transport and assisted with the Christmas lighting up.
Since their relocation to the George Reynolds Centre, which offers modern facilities with a storage room, large function room with bar and well-appointed meeting room, the Crewkerne branch of the Royal British Legion has been ‘upping their game’. They are looking to set up a Welfare Pop-Up Centre at the GRC and have been able to host more Legion Nights for ex-service men and women, their families and branch members, to get together for some social time. To find out more about the Crewkerne branch of the RBL, please email firstname.lastname@example.org