Sir George backs Royal British Legion
10 Mar 2012
Catherine Kitchener OBE with GY
Catherine Kitchener OBE with GY
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Sir George Young, MP for North West Hampshire, has been thanked by The Royal British Legion for taking the time to learn about its welfare support for the whole Armed Forces family. Sir George Young MP attended an event at the House of Commons organised by The Royal British Legion to highlight their important work.

At the event, Sir George Young MP was told about the Legion’s work to improve the welfare of the Armed Forces family in the local area.

Catherine Kitchener OBE, the Legion’s County Manager for Hampshire and Isle of Wight, said, “It was great to see Sir George; we really appreciated his making the time to drop in. Many people don’t realise that we spend nearly £1.4 million a week on helping both the serving and the ex-Service communities, including their families, so we were delighted to tell him about the range of services we provide. We help everyone from a child of a serving family needing an adventure break to a young entrepreneur needing advice and assistance to be his own boss.”

Sir George Young MP said, “I was really pleased to see my local County Manager. The Legion does very important welfare work for some of my most vulnerable constituents in both the serving and ex-Service communities. It is vital that we, as a nation, are there for those serving in current conflicts, and for the families of those who have made the ultimate sacrifice. I was grateful for the opportunity to learn more about how the Legion stands shoulder to shoulder with all who Serve. They deserve as much support as we can give them”.

"During the conversation, I mentioned a constituent who was injured in the front line and has had to leave the Army and now has a housing problem. The Royal British Legion were in touch the next day. I am very grateful to RBL for all their pastoral work."
 
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