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.