Rugby’s Royal British Legion faces closure unless new committee is recruited

A meeting will be held at the Rugby United Railwaymen's Club on July 22 to discuss the future of the branch
A meeting will be held at the Rugby United Railwaymen's Club on July 22 to discuss the future of the branch

The town’s Royal British Legion could be at risk of closure if it can’t find a new committee to take over.

The branch, founded on July 17 1921, is looking for a chairman, vice chairman, treasurer, secretary and president, along with three general committee members, to take the reins after the previous committee were unable to fulfil their roles.

To lose it would be a great detriment

County chairman, Gillian Guy

The Royal British Legion helps serving members of the Armed Forces, ex-service men and women and their families.

The organisation can offer a range of support and services, including compensation claims, care homes, advice, companionship, welfare and providing assistance for people returning to civilian life.

Rugby’s branch will be holding an open meeting on July 22 to discuss the organisation’s options and talk to potential new committee members.

The county chairman, Gillian Guy, said: “The Rugby Royal British Legion branch is on the brink of closure and to lose it would be a great detriment.

“The branch committee, due to a variety of reasons, have had to relinquish their duties which means the branch can no longer fulfil its obligations to the Armed Forces community and their families by providing, welfare, companionship, representation and remembrance.

“We are looking for people who are willing to form a new committee.

“You do not have to be ex–services and full training and support will be provided.”

Gillian added: “If you can spare a few hours a month and would like to save Rugby Number One Branch from closure, then come along to a meeting on the July 22 at the Rugby United Railwaymen’s Club Institute, in Railway Terrace, Rugby, at 7.30pm.”

For more information about the Rugby branch of the Royal British Legion, and to find out how to get involved with the committee, email Gillian Guy, county chairman, at gguy@britishlegion.org.uk or call her on 01676 542105.