The British Legion

The work of the Royal British Legion “does not begin and end with Remembrance Day but is a vital and all-year round job,” according to a Tyneside MP.

Mary, who recently met the Legion’s Area Manager, Andrew Drake at a Commons event said: “Andrew told me that providing assistance for members and former members of the Armed Forces who have been injured, or who need help in other ways, as well as their families, is a 365-day-a-year job. I agree with him that we must as a nation honour the sacrifices made by our Armed Forces, and I’m proud to support the work of The Royal British Legion.”

Andrew Drake added: “It was great to see Mary Glindon. We really appreciated her making the time to drop in. Many people don’t realise that we spend £1.6 million every week in direct welfare support for the Serving and ex-Service community and their families.”

The Legion is the leading provider of welfare for the Armed Forces community. The Royal British Legion provides care and support to all members of the British Armed Forces, past and present, and their families. As the nation’s leading Armed Forces charity, the Legion spends £84 million a year on vital welfare work, providing social, emotional and financial care and support to serving and ex-Service people and their families. Approximately 9 million people in the UK are eligible for the Legion’s support and we are proud to serve those in need, today and for the rest of their lives.

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