Welwyn Garden City Royal British Legion celebrates 90th anniversary

RBL WGC dinner dance

RBL WGC dinner dance


The Royal British Legion in Welwyn Garden City danced the night away as members celebrated their 90th anniversary.

To mark the milestone, a dinner-dance was held on the anniversary last month, at the RNA Club in Black Fan Road.

Fifty-eight people attended including guests such as the mayor of Welwyn Hatfield, councillor Lynn Sparks, who was joined by her family along with borough councillors Carl Storer and Roger Trigg.

The Royal British Legion is the UK’s leading Armed Forces charity and one of its largest membership organisations.

Members get together through the network of branches and clubs all over the country and overseas to participate in social, fundraising and welfare activities.

A raffle organised by members raised £190 for the branch on the night and a print of the ‘Poppies in the Moat’, donated by the RBL’s county community fundraiser that was auctioned, raised £125 for the Poppy Appeal.

On Sunday, March 20, the WGC Royal British Legion branch celebrated with a church service at St Mary Magdalene Church at Hatfield Hyde, WGC.

The WGC branch meets at 7.30pm on the second Monday in the month at the RNA Club in Black Fan Road.

If you have an interest in the objectives of the Legion and want to help and support those who have served and their families, all are welcome, whether they have served in the Armed Forces or not.

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