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The Royal British Legion  We’re here to support the Armed Forces community. We also run the #PoppyAppeal.

One of the best presents we’ll provide this December is helping more veterans and their families to spend Christmas at home. 🎁💂🏻🏠 Sometimes it’s the little things that make all the difference to help someone keep their independence. From changing light bulbs, to installing alarms, or building accessibility ramps, 5,000 homes were supported by our Handy Van service last year. 👨🏻‍🔧 Find out more by visiting out website via the link in the bio ⬆ and searching for 'Handy Van' 🔎

#veteran #charity #support #handyvan #uk #royalbritishlegion #military #armedforces

Ever wonder how Christmas is celebrated at our care homes? Last year, we spent the day with staff and residents at Galanos House to see how they celebrate Christmas. 🎅🏻 Events included art class, choir, and dancing! 💃🏻 Swipe left to explore some pictures of the day. ⬆ Visit our webiste via the link in our bio and 🔎 search for 'Christmas in a Care Home'. #veteran #charity #care #xmas #christmas #dementia #royalbritishlegion

“After Hitler stopped me running in the 1940 and 1944 Olympic Games, I’d bombed him in retaliation”

This #ThrowbackThursday we're looking back on the story of W.E. ‘Bill’ Lucas who before he passed away in March this year, aged 101, he reflected on his time in the RAF and his Distinguished Flying Cross award.

Read his story on our website. ⬆ Website link in our bio, search for "Bill Lucas". #veteran #ww2 #hero #military #armedforces #royalbritishlegion

Today Team @Row4Victory set off from the Canary Islands on their epic 3,000 mile journey across the Atlantic Ocean as they take part in the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge. Join us in wishing the team good luck! Last month we spoke to team Skipper Will Qaurmby to find out what his family think about the challenge and why he is taking part in such a gruelling challenge. Watch our video to find out more. 🚣 #row4victory #charity #atlantic #rowing #row #challenge #athlete #sportsofinstagram

We know that partnering with other charities and organisations is vital to make sure everyone can access the support they need.
Last year we gave grants to 120 other organisations to help fund their vital services and activities, supporting the Armed Forces community. If there is ever a reason we can’t help, we will know someone who can.
Gary served in both the Navy and the RAF, but after he transitioned he moved in with his mother when his marriage broke up.
Unfortunately, Gary’s mother was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s after he moved in, so the council started making plans to move her to a new home.
This put Gary in danger of becoming homeless as he had nowhere else to live. He called us and we were able to put him in touch with Plymouth Access To Housing (PATH) and provide support.
“Now I’ve got complete control. I pay my own rent, I can budget, I can pay my bills, I can see my daughter when I want. Now I can see a future for me. It’s absolutely fantastic.
“Sometimes people don’t know the avenues that they can go down. Everyone needs help at some point, and The Royal British Legion can provide that."
#charity #housing #armedforces #raf #navy #army #royalbritishlegion #military #charitytuesday

Did you know we have six care homes to provide short and long term care for serving and ex-Service people and their dependants? Last year, we spent the day with staff and residents at Galanos House to see how they celebrate Christmas. 🎄🎅🏻 Take a look 🔎 search 'Christmas in a care home' on our website. ⬆ Link in our bio.
#december #christmas #carehome #xmas #festive #charity #veteran #royalbritishlegion

Did you know that we have been supporting Service men and women, veterans and their families since 1921? 🤔

And we’re not going anywhere.
Our support starts after seven days of Service and continues through life, long after Service is over. You can help by spreading the word this festive season to help us reach those who need it most.

Access our support services via our website. ⬆ Link in our bio. ⬆

#support #veteran #armedforces #charity #military #royalbritishlegion

“I was only 21 and had to accept my military career was over. I was at an all-time low. I’d spent so long being told that I couldn’t do anything, I believed it. Then I went to Battle Back and it was amazing. When I left, I was a totally different person." Since opening in 2009, our Battle Back Centre has helped over 6,000 wounded, injured, or sick Service personnel and veterans like Lyndon. 💪 🔎 for his story on our website ⬆ link in our bio.

#veteran #hero #recovery #fitness #fit #instafit #sport #charity #military #royalbritishlegion #battleback #battlebackcentre

Take a l👀k at the UK's first charity vending machine! 🎁
Members of the public can purchase items such as a winter coat, or a much needed food bundle for the Armed Forces community this Christmas. The machines, which have been available across the USA for the past three years, have been provided by The Church of Latter-Day Saints. Watch the video 📺 to find out more, or 🔎 for 'vending machine' on our website. Link in our bio. ⬆ @ldschurch
#charity #vendingmachine #lighttheworld #veteran #military #support #christmas #xmas

“Jake adores Rigby and likes going out for walks with him, which is something he wouldn’t really do before as he didn’t like crowded places. It’s little things like going to watch his brother Ben play football – normally Jake wouldn’t do that but he’s keen to come along with Rigby now." It's #ThrowbackThursday! Today we're looking back on the story of Rigby the assistance dog, and how he supports Jake, an autistic son of two veterans. 🐶
Take a look 🔎 search 'Rigby the dog' on our website. ⬆ Link in our bio.
#dog #support #military #veteran #autism #autistic #children #charity #royalbritishlegion

Yesterday we were delighted to support The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge in hosting a special Christmas party for families and children of deployed personnel from RAF Coningsby and RAF Marham serving in Cyprus. Today, The Duke and Duchess have flown to RAF Akrotiri to meet with the Serving personnel and families living on the base, the wider station personnel, and members of the local community.
#royal #charity #raf @royalairforceuk #royalbritishlegion @kensingtonroyal #cambridge #cyprus

Why not give back to charity and spread some festive cheer? 🎅🎄 We’re delighted that long standing partner @sainsburys are supporting us with their Christmas cards for another year. ❄

Choose from a range of festive designs in store or online. At least 5% from the sale of every charity card goes to us! 🔎🔎 Search on the @Sainsburys website for ‘charity christmas card’ or visit one of their stores.

#charity #christmas #xmas #military #cards #crafts #artsandcrafts #festive #winter

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