The Royal British Legion has thanked Debbie Abrahams, MP for Oldham East and Saddleworth, 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 Debbie Abrahams attended an event in the Houses of Parliament dedicated to showcasing the Legion’s work in Oldham and Saddleworth. Debbie Abrahams MP 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 Debbie 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 Debbie; we really appreciated her 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 Debbie about the range of services we provide”.
Debbie said, “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. 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. It is vital that we as a nation honour the sacrifices made by our Armed Forces, and I’m proud to support the wide range of work undertaken by The Royal British Legion.”