Annual Cheque Presentation at Bletchley Park (random picture)
The Branch handed over a cheque of £139,373.57 for the Poppy Appeal to the Director General of Bletchley Park on the 30th March 2013.
Each year the branch has presented a cheque which represents the amount raised over the year for the Poppy Appeal. This year, despite the recession, despite the economic climate in the country, we still managed to raise a massive amount only slightly down on last year. A tremendous effort by the Branch demonstrating their tenacity and drive to help our serving and ex-serving men and women and their families. A true testament to Service Not Self.
The Riders Branch is keen to attract motorcyclists and supporters of the Legion from across the globe. We already have Branch members from Cornwall to Scotland as well as Europe, Northern America and Australasia.
We are brought together by our enthusiasm for motorcycling, and our willingness to support the aims and charitable efforts of The Royal British Legion. Branch members have the option to belong to more than one branch if they wish, allowing them to remain members of their local Legion Branch/Club as well as the Riders, which is a National Branch.
We have members from The Royal Navy, The Army, The Royal Air Force and The Royal Marines as well as those who have not served, but wish to support the aims of the Royal British Legion through the Riders Branch.
The Riders Branch is very diverse in it's membership. Members are young and old, male and female. We take part in all types of biking and biking events, from track days to rallies, on customs to sports bikes, and everything in between! And not forgetting formal Legion organised events and fund raising.
All members are encouraged to play an active role within the Branch at Local and National level, with the emphasis on being pro-active in getting together with other Branch members in their geographical area.
We try to attend as many events as possible during the year across the whole spectrum of the motorcycling calendar. We use all these events to raise awareness and funds for the Poppy Appeal.
Not forgetting, we are Bikers and try to enjoy ourselves at social events as well.
What kind of Branch member would you be?