Volunteer Remembrance Workers, supported by the Armed Forces charity The League of Remembrance, will be receiving a special thank you this winter after ABF The Soldiers’ Charity stepped in with a grant to assist with a Christmas lunch and a summer outing.
The League of Remembrance was formed more than 100 years ago to provide practical support to veterans, their widows and families, and to retired nurses, to work alongside hospitals for roles as Remembrance Workers. The volunteers undertake various duties in the hospitals, such as helping in administration, manning information points, or being a friendly face and listening ear.
The grant from the Charity will help to pay for the annual Christmas lunch which is held in January, and a summer outing for all of the volunteers. Brigadier (Ret’d) Robin Bacon, Chief of Staff, ABF The Soldiers’ Charity, commented: “The League of Remembrance provides practical ways for many in the Army family to get a renewed purpose in life and we’re very happy to be supporting them. The volunteers give so much to the hospitals and patients so supporting them with a Christmas lunch and summer break is the least we could do.”
For further information about The League of Remembrance, visit www.leagueofremembrance.org.uk.