Beer women's RBL win award

BEER S Women Section of the Royal British Legion had a double celebration after receiving an award and collecting over �2,500 for the Poppy Appeal.

BEER'S Women Section of the Royal British Legion had a double celebration after receiving an award and collecting over �2,500 for the Poppy Appeal.

The branch received the accolade of runner-up in the Glanvil Salver for branch efficiency which they collected at a meeting in Tiverton recently.

They are dedicating the award to Joan Lawrence, secretary of the branch, who died in April aged 83.

Pat Bewick, Beer' Poppy Appeal organiser, said: "She was a very valued member of our team and we wanted to honour her."


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In the last few weeks, the branch has also raised �2,583 for the Poppy Appeal through house-to-house collections, donations boxes and a coffee morning.

Pat added: "We are really pleased by the amount given and we would like to thank all of the people of Beer who contributed to the fund."

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There are 18 members of the branch and are always looking for new people to join. For more information ring Pat on (01297) 21954.

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