Soltalk May 2017 - Page 39

The Royal British Legion Nerja 37 As ever our committee members have been working hard to promote the cause of the Royal British Legion. It seems that since our troops left Afghanistan and are no longer front page news our events are suffering from general malaise. Our Spring Fair was a complete failure unlike previous years and will almost certainly not be held again. It is always a big disappointment for the people who give so willingly their time and effort. So it is to them and the few people who did turn up that I say thank you. In spite of the sparse numbers we did raise over €300. happy to see new faces and extend a welcome to anyone who would like to join us. These are informal lunches and an opportunity to meet old friends and make new ones. The details are given below. If you would like to come along give Vera a call and discuss things or call Dave for information on the Legion and the work it does. In case anyone is unsure of what we do, the function of the Legion is to provide support for any Service personnel who are injured during service whether in conflict or not, and to help the families of those who paid the ultimate price. We do not condone war or glorify it, we merely try to support those brave men and women who protect our freedoms and way of life. Again I extend an invitation to anyone who would like to join us… please do. I am sure you won’t regret it. Residents’ Day went better and again thanks to the efforts of the indomitable committee members and friends we raised over €350. It all adds up and will boost the donation we send later in the year to the Legion. Our monthly lunches at the Al Andalus hotel in Maro and in La Herradura are open to anyone who is interested. You don’t have to be ex-service or serving. You don’t have to be British. We are Our Branch has a particular interest in the work of the Recovery Centre in Edinburgh which we sponsor and in June we will be happy to hear from Major Del Hamilton about the Centre, and how it is helping those who have suffered injury, or illness while serving. With him will be a young veteran who will tell us of his experiences and what part the Centre played in his recovery. Monthly events: Al Andalus Hotel Lunch (third Thursday each month) contact Vera on 952 967 200. For Nueva Arenas - La Herradura (first Friday each month) contact Kate on 958 632 704. For general information contact Dave on 654 085 811. DOROTHY GRAVES ISSUE 188