“I have received help from the Legion for almost 10 years now. I don’t know what I would’ve done without them”
Felix Agbotsu, who served in the Army’s Royal Artillery as a gunner, was involved in a horrific car crash that left him paralysed from the neck down. As part of his recovery, he spent 18 months as a patient at the Legion’s Lister House and with Legion support had adaptions to his... View details ⇨
Pete Dunning served with the Royal Marine Commandos. Whilst on tour in Afghanistan, he was injured by an IED explosion and lost both of his legs. Watch his touching story and discover how we helped him throughout his recovery.
Reggie and Betty have been together for 30 years. Their love story started with a blind date set up by Reggie's daughter who met Betty on the bus. To this day, Reggie shows his love for her by bringing her flowers from their garden. Read their amazing story.
The Royal British Legion has produced a manifesto for the first ever Greater Manchester Mayoral elections, outlining what actions we want the new Mayor to take to improve the welfare of the Armed Forces community. Visit the link below to find out more. #GMManifesto
The Royal British Legion has produced a manifesto for the first ever Greater Manchester Mayoral elections, outlining what actions we want the new Mayor to take to improve the welfare of the Armed Forces community. Visit the attached link to find out more. #GMManifesto [ Ow.ly Link ]
“I want to promote the Legion for what it is, showing that the money really does help the individuals like myself” – this #CharityTuesday explore the story of Michael Lewis, who after serving in Afghanistan came to work at the Legion as a community fundraiser.
"Suddenly, there was a tremendous explosion that shook me to my core." This is the story of Hubert Beavis, who served during the Second World War. On #NationalStorytellingWeek we would like to hear your stories of service - please share in the comments below.
Frightened and alone, trying to force people back to reality. This is what most people think of as dementia care, but not at the Legion. Hear how our staff go above and beyond to look after our residents.
On 8 December after stopping for fresh water at Freetown, Sierra Leone, Gordon Smith’s unit was informed via the ship’s newspaper that Japan had bombed Pearl Harbour. This meant they were now at war with Japan and so they were redirected to Singapore.
This #NationalStorytellingWeek we want to hear stories of service – feel free to share yours in the comments.
On 3rd May 1915, John McCrae wrote the iconic First World War poem, In Flanders Field. Here, The Royal British Legion tells the story of the poem and how it inspired their lasting symbol of hope and Remembrance, the red poppy. Learn more about the story of the Poppy at: [ Ow.ly Link ]
Beth’s father, Lieutenant Commander Ian Molyneux, was shot on board the submarine HMS Astute as it was docked in Southampton. When a friend asked Beth why she wore a poppy, she became inspired to write a poem which she later read in front of HM The Queen during the Festival of Remembrance. Click to find out more about Beth's story.