Neath MP Peter Hain has praised the year round work of the Royal British Legion following a meeting with the new Legion Area Manager for Wales and volunteers.
At an event in Parliament Mr Hain was able to discuss the Legion’s work in the area where they are a leading provider of welfare for the Armed Forces community in Neath and the changing face of Armed Forces welfare provision. Mr Hain was also able to meet Welsh Legion beneficiaries Samantha Bowen and Andy Davies to discuss their experiences.
Following the meeting Hain said, “The support the Royal British Legion gives to serving and ex-service personnel is tremendous. While we all stop to remember the sacrifice made by members of the Armed Forces on Armistice Day, Battle Britain Day and Armed Forces Day much of the work of the Legion goes unseen. The assistance and support they provide for those who have been injured or are struggling is a year round service. It is vital that we as a nation honour the sacrifices made by our Armed Forces, and I’m proud to support the work of The Royal British Legion.”
The Royal British Legion provides care and support to all members of the British Armed Forces, past and present, and their families. That care and support can come in many forms, whether it be direct financial aid; benefits and money advice; adventure holidays in the UK for Armed Forces families who need a break; or helping an elderly or disabled veteran with a trusted handyman facility to help with odd-jobs in the home. These are just some of the many, many services the Legion offers as way of support to the Armed Forces community.