branch of the Royal British Legion looks set to re-open
branch of the Royal British Legion looks set to re-open less than
a month after it closed following a surge of interest from new
first reported last month
that the long-running organisation had been disbanded due to a
lack of volunteers after a 75 year-history.
then, however, a number of residents have come forward to offer
their help in getting it restarted.
Poppy Appeal organiser Gaynor Brown says the county branch of
the legion has said 20 legion members are needed as volunteers
for the branch to re-started.
been a really great response over the past week and we now need
just two more signatures to re-open the Burnham branch,"
she told Burnham-On-Sea.com last night (Monday).
have 18 members on the list and are so close. I am determined
to see the legion re-opened here once again."
added that town councillor Mike Mansfield had offered to become
the branch's new Chairman while Cllr Neville Jones has put his
name forward as President, with other volunteers coming forward
for the position of treasurer and secretary. Gaynor Brown can
be contacted on 01278 238714.
The Poppy Appeal team with supporters during Saturday's Burnham