Spreading Christmas cheer to British Legion members
The hampers are paid for through funds raised by the branch, separate to the Poppy Appeal, and are supplied at a favourable rate by the Four Seasons Garden Centre delicatessen.
Vice-chairman of the branch Tom Monteith explained: “We have been doing this service at Christmas for the last 10 years and the hampers are paid for through raffles, dances and social events.
“We have a team that go out and deliver the hampers, along with a Christmas card from the Legion. They are the people who visit the same members throughout the year – often turning up with a box of chocolates or biscuits to look in on them.”
The branch has a membership of more than 130 and meet at the Legionnaires Club, in Watergate, on the second Tuesday of each month (except August).
New members are always welcome.