THEY put their lives on the line defending our freedom — and now they need your help to ensure they can continue to receive vital support adjusting back to civilian life.
The Royal British Legion, which supports current and former soldiers and their families, has issued an appeal for volunteers as it prepares for this year’s Poppy Appeal campaign.
The charity has an army of around 350,000 volunteers who help raise funds for the charity.
Mia Senior, the legion’s community fundraiser, said: “We need approximately 40 additional volunteers in Barnsley, Rotherham and Sheffield this year to ensure we raise much-needed funds.
“Volunteering can provide great opportunities for those involved.
“It allows the chance to meet new people, learn new and transferable skills and be part of a team that helps the Armed Forces community and promotes understanding of remembrance.
“We’d love all who want to volunteer with us to get in contact.”
Claire Rowcliffe, director of fundraising at the RBL, said: “The Poppy Appeal is The Royal British Legion’s main fundraising event of the year.
“Our volunteers are very much the lifeblood of the Poppy Appeal and contribute enormously to the charity year-round through a variety of roles.
“The best thing about being a volunteer for the Legion is that we welcome all ages and all backgrounds.
“People don’t have to be associated with the Armed Forces, they just need to be passionate about the cause.”
Contact Ms Senior on 07769 877443 or email MSenior@britishlegion.org.uk for more information or if you would like to volunteer.