Thanks to volunteers – and for kind donations
The results of our local Poppy Appeal are now to hand and I am delighted to report that, owing to the generosity of the people of Maidenhead and Cookham, we have collected in excess of £43,000.00.
This has been deposited in the National Poppy Appeal Fund and will be used to assist the men and women of our armed forces, ex-service personnel and their dependents.
We, in the Maidenhead branch of the Royal British Legion would like to pay tribute to the volunteers who gave up their time to collect at Marks and Spencer and Waitrose, distribute and collect Poppy trays around the Maidenhead and Cookham areas and assist in our counting.
Without their help we would have been unable to collect such a handsome sum.
These kind people are not legion members but volunteer to help every year.
Having said that, the Maidenhead branch is once again in dire need of new RBL members, and we must reiterate that membership of the armed forces either past or present is not a requirement to become a Legion member.
What is required is a desire to assist those who have served or currently serve our country in any way we can.
We should not forget that serving armed forces members are currently at the forefront of the fight to combat COVID-19!
If you are interested in joining our team, I can be contacted on 07747 341171.
Secretar y Maidenhead RBL