Mark Hunter MP meets Area Manager from the Royal British Legion

November 27, 2013 6:24 PM

The Royal British Legion has thanked Mark Hunter, MP for Cheadle constituency, for taking the time to meet Legion Area Manager, Richard Foster.

The Legion is the leading provider of welfare for the Armed Forces community and last week local MP Mark Hunter attended an event in the Houses of Parliament dedicated to showcasing the Legion's work in the Cheadle constituency. Mark used the opportunity to discuss with Mr Foster the changing face of Armed Forces welfare provision in the local community. The event also presented a chance for Mark to hear more about the Legion's work developing Community Covenants locally.

Richard Foster, the Legion's Area Manager, said, "It was great to see Mark; we really appreciated him making the time to drop in. Many people don't realise that we spend £1.6 million every week in direct welfare support for the Serving and ex-Service community and their families, so we were delighted to tell Mark about the range of services we provide".

After the event, Mark commented:

"I was really pleased to meet my new Royal British Legion Area Manager. Richard made it clear that the Legion's work does not stop on 11th November and that providing assistance for members and former members of the Armed Forces who have been injured, or who need help in other ways, as well as their families, is a 365-day-a-year job.

"This event was a good opportunity for me to talk with Richard about Stockport Council's unanimous endorsement of the Armed Forces Community Covenant, a commitment made by our community to continue to support the services' personnel in our area and the work of the Legion. It is vital that we honour the sacrifices made by our Armed Forces, and I'm very proud to support the work of The Royal British Legion."

The Royal British Legion provides care and support to all members of the British Armed Forces, past and present, and their families. As the nation's leading Armed Forces charity, the Legion spends £84 million a year on vital welfare work, providing social, emotional and financial care and support to serving and ex-Service people and their families. Approximately 9 million people in the UK are eligible for the Legion's support and we are proud to serve those in need, today and for the rest of their lives.

British Legion Richard Foster

Mark photographed with Richard Foster, the British Legion's Area Manager for Greater Manchester and Lancashire

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