We’re delighted to have awarded The Royal British Legion’s Poppy Appeal £5,000, a donation made on behalf of Stuart Paver, Managing Director of Pavers Shoes, who wanted to honor the bravery and courage of serving and ex-serving personnel.
The Royal British Legion is the country’s largest charity dedicated to supporting the Armed Forces. The Royal British Legion supports serving and ex-serving personnel and their families; from seven days of service through to those who have served their entire career and long after service is over. The Legion also works closely with politicians and officials to represent the interests of the Armed Forces community.
Every year, around the time of Remembrance Sunday, The Royal British Legion launches its Poppy Appeal, to show support for the Armed Forces community. Money raised from the appeal helps The Royal British Legion to support service personnel and military veterans in different forms, such as helping those who are encountering difficulties by providing much needed respite holidays and time away.
Receiving the donation on behalf of The Royal British Legion was Robert Gray, who served as a War Dog Handler and an Infantry Soldier in Ireland. Also, in attendance was John Stamp, who joined the army aged 15 and served as a Vehicle Mechanic in Northern Ireland. Both Robert and John now volunteer for The Legion and lend their hand during the Poppy Appeal to deliver and sell Poppies and collect donations. Between Robert and John, this year, they allocated 850 red collection tins in and around the York area.
“Thank you so much to the Pavers Foundation and Stuart Paver for this generous donation. The Royal British Legion is a fantastic charity dedicated to looking after ex-serving and serving personnel. A donation like this will go on to help so many, from those that are facing difficulties such as homelessness and members of the Armed Forces community that are in need of financial support.”Robert Gray
To find out more about The Royal British Legion and the Poppy Appeal, please visit www.britishlegion.org.uk.