Royal British Legion to disband after 75-year history
branch of the Royal British Legion is set to close at the end
of this month after 75 years of running, it has been announced
of the long-running organisation have voted at their AGM to disband
the branch because it has not been possible to form a new committee.
a sad decision, but we just don't have enough volunteers to keep
the branch running any longer," Tony Moore, Vice Chairman,
members are all aged 65 and older and it's got to the stage where
we simply are unable to run the branch any longer."
Lees, our branch chairman in Burnham, sadly passed away in August
and we had only a very small committee. Therefore, regrattably,
we have taken the decision to close at the end of September."
branch's standard was formally 'laid up' in St Andrew's Church
for the final time during the morning service on Sunday, 21st
added that the legion's building in Burnham's Victoria Street
will be sold by the national Royal British Legion organisation.
Burnham's Poppy Appeal collection will still proceed over the
next few months, led by a small group of separate volunteers.