The Royal British Legion is a famous charity, known for supporting the Armed Forces. Established in 1921 by ex-servicemen from four national organisations, they provide support for serving men and women, veterans and their families in all aspects of their lives.
Since their beginnings, the Royal British Legion have worked tirelessly to provide lifelong support to ex-servicemen, women, veterans and their families, through creating awareness and support via their campaigns. A well-known example of this is the launching of the Poppy Appeal in 2014, which was just the start of their Live On campaign. This campaign is continuing to expand and develop, with the aim of ensuring that the lives of those who have fought and sacrificed will be remembered for generations after, and the British Armed Forces, Veterans and their families can have a positive future.
For the Royal British Legion, all of the donations they receive are incredibly valuable. Your money can go a very long way, from helping towards the cost of adapting the home of a service person who was injured in conflict, to helping fund food and accommodation for ex-service men and women who are homeless. As the Royal British Legion help with all aspects of life, including finances, housing, mental and physical health and employability to name a few, they need a lot of support to employ those who can assist ex-service men and women, as well as the funds to provide practical assistance. Some people think that perhaps it is only those who come through war with life changing physical injuries are the only ones who need great support, and although of course they do, the Royal British Legion also helps with some major issues which are a shocking reality to many ex-servicemen including the psychological effects and employability issues, both of which are much more of a struggle for ex-servicemen than many realise. They put out a range of publications, which can help keep you up to date with how your generous support is helping others.
A key part in what the Royal British Legion do, is building awareness in order to keep going. On their website you can find interesting, heart-warming and eye opening personal stories about ex-service men and women, veterans, and their families, from what they have been through to what they are coping with now, and how the Royal British Legion has helped them. You can also find information about other ways to support them, for example taking part in events such as the Royal British Legion Major Series which is an exciting military style obstacle course, which is both challenging but also rewarding, and is of course for a very good cause. Other ways to help include fundraising and volunteering, as well as becoming a member.
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