for 40 years work by Burnham-On-Sea Legion fundraiser
dedicated Burnham-On-Sea fundraiser has been presented with an
award to recognise her four decades of voluntary work for the
Royal British Legion.
Mavis Martin, 85, received an official Royal British Legion '40
years badge' from Robert McDonald, the legion's county chairman,
during a ceremony on Sunday June 12th which coincided with a cream
tea to celebrate the Queen's 90th birthday.
Over 45 people, including Burnham and Highbridge's Mayor and
Mayoress Michael and Maria Clarke, attended the function at the
legion's headquarters in Victoria Street, Burnham, as pictured
Mavis, who served between 1955-1959 in the Women's Royal Army
Corps, told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "Since those days in the
1960s I have always had a strong affinity with our armed forces
and have been keen to help the Legion in any way I can. I carry
out regular fundraising collections at Burnham-On-Sea's Tesco
store and other local locations."
Those present at the event, which was supported by Burnham and
Highbridge Town Council, enjoyed celebratory cream teas to mark
the Queen's birthday.
A special cake decorated with a photo of Her Majesty, was cut
by the Mayor, as pictured above. Burnham RBL Chairman Bernard
Spragg said: "We're delighted with how it went - it was a
fitting celebration for such a special occasion."
And Mr McDonald, the legion's county chairman, added: "It's
really wonderful to see the Burnham-On-Sea branch thriving again
after being in such a vulnerable position 18 months ago. My congratulations
go to the whole Burnham team for all they have done to make it