Philip Davies MP meets Area Manager from leading Armed Forces charity
The Royal British Legion has thanked Philip Davies, MP for Shipley, for taking the time to meet Legion Area Manager, Chris Cunningham.
The Legion is the leading provider of welfare for the Armed Forces community and last week local MP Philip Davies attended an event in the Houses of Parliament dedicated to showcasing the Legion’s work in the Shipley area. Mr Davies used the opportunity to discuss with Mr Cunningham the changing face of Armed Forces welfare provision in the local community. The event also presented a chance for Philip to hear more about the Legion’s work developing Community Covenants locally.
Chris Cunningham, the Legion’s Area Manager, said, “It was great to see Philip Davies; 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 Mr Davies about the range of services we provide”.
Philip Davies MP said, “I was really pleased to meet my Royal British Legion Area Manager. Chris 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 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.