Help save Royal British Legion Clubs from closure !
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Royal British Legion clubs were set up initially for serving and ex serving military personnel. A place to meet up socially, attend dances and make friends. The few remaining Clubs nationwide receive NO funding from the Royal British Legion charity, despite the club's efforts fundraising year after year for the charity's cause. Our Club in Greenford, London, is dangerously close to having to close. We are the last remaining Club in the Borough of Ealing. The clubs are now open for any person to join, providing a hub for communities to socialise and keep the hard work of the generations before us alive. Apart from the clubs paying a fee to the Royal British Legion charity every year and us being bound by their many rules and regulations, the charity itself does not do much for us in return. Despite the facts that for decades, club members have paid their subscriptions supporting the charity, I think it's time that a little was done in return in order to save the remaining clubs. We're stuck with a label of being "old persons clubs" but this is far from true. With a bit of funding, we would be able to advertise what the clubs can offer, we'd be able to provide more things that members want from their clubs. For many people, these clubs are their only place to socialise with friends within their communities and I fear that without places like these, a lot of people are going to miss out on a vital part of life....FUN ! I am urging the UK Government, the Royal British Legion Charity and business' in the local area of a Royal British Legion Club to step up and fight for these clubs, just like our past generations have done so, and not waste the deaths of our past serving military personnel count for nothing. People.....please support your local clubs and anybody in a position to help keep these hubs financially stable, act now before it's just too late !
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