SHERINGHAM & DISTRICT BRANCH OF THE ROYAL BRITISH LEGION
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Letter from Tricia Brooks, Mayor of Sheringham
I have been deeply touched by the amount of respectful
silence heard in Sheringham over this last week. The community came together
to remember not only the dead and injured of World Wars, but also those of
subsequent wars together with the families who have been affected by grief
Sheringham and District Branch, The Royal British Legion
We have had yet another successful year and as a Branch have been very busy.
We currently have 85 members, but we have two more who will be joining us this month.
Poppy Appeal last year, yet again raised more than the previous year. This is due to the innovative approach that Lesley and David Farrow are using. They are constantly looking for new items and new ways to raise more money. Poppy Appeal takes a lot of organising and the paperwork involved now is immense. As a Branch, I would like to give a massive vote of thanks for all their efforts.
So far this year they have surpassed every other year and currently the Poppy Appeal stands at over £8000! The support and generosity of the people of Sheringham is quite humbling.
Socially we have been extremely active with events including three theatre trips, two lunches, Christmas Fish and Chip night, a weekend at the Arboretum, Newmarket Horse Racing and several nights out at the Greyhound racing.
We also had a really fitting service at the War Memorial in August and a wonderful Lights Out vigil that evening. Both events were very well supported by the general public as well as Legion members.
Our new Caravan is now fully equipped and has been out to a couple of events this year. It looks very professional and each time it has been out, we have either gained members to the Branch or been able to give information to help people entitled to ask the Legion. This is exactly why we have the caravan and we hope to use it even more in 2015. It was recently used for the Poppy Appeal.
Tony Thorogate has been very busy as our Standard Bearer. Tony always represents the Branch and the Legion very well, he is a credit to himself and us. Thanks to Tony for all the time and effort he puts in over the year.
The branch web site is continuing to be successful, still getting emails from all over the world as well as locally. It now has information on most of the names on the War Memorial for WWI, details like where they are buried, age, who they served with and in some cases photographs. I shall be working on updating the WWII names over the coming months.
Due to changes in the way the Legion Welfare system now works, we have
concentrated on giving support and advice to those in Sheringham and
District areas. I am at the moment supporting three Members permanently and
any others that I am made aware of throughout the year.