Brewing up for Legion

NBENLM110409B3 - Belper British Legion coffee morning. from left Chairman Kevin Parkin, Pauline Hampson, tresurer Eric Wilkinson and secretery Kath Woodward

NBENLM110409B3 - Belper British Legion coffee morning. from left Chairman Kevin Parkin, Pauline Hampson, tresurer Eric Wilkinson and secretery Kath Woodward

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A COFFEE morning in aid of the Royal British Legion has been hailed a success.

The women’s section of the Belper British Legion branch held the event as part of celebrations for the national organisation’s 90th anniversary.

A total of £116 was raised at the Legion’s base, on Strutt Street, on Saturday.

There were coffee, tea, scones and biscuits for sale, as well as a tombola and stalls selling bits and bobs such as books and lamps.

Valerie Halls, from the women’s section, said: “It went well and we made quite a bit of money.

The next event in the Legion calendar is a barbecue at their base on Strutt Street, on Sunday, May 8, from 10am until 4pm.

Valerie said: “We want people to come down and have a hot dog. There will be a tombola, raffle and stalls selling bits and bobs.

“We need to keep the club going. If we were not there, old people and soldiers would have no-one to help them. A soldier can get in touch with the Legion and the Legion will help.

“The 90th anniversary is a big thing.”

The Legion is always looking for new members. You don’t have to be an ex-serviceman or woman to join.

The women’s section meets on the last Wednesday of every month. The following day there is usually a coffee morning.

To join the Legion, pop along to a meeting at the Strutt Centre headquarters or ring Valerie on 01773 826691.