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post Aug 10 2009, 09:35 AM
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My friend went to the Newbury British Legion to ask them to put a poster up advertising a event at the local pub for " Help The Heros " which is being held at the end of August.

ohmy.gif There reply was staggering, they do not promote other events in other places !! - if The British Legion do not promote a National Day of aid to our Armed Forces, who will ?.

I suggest that those in power need to ensure that the British Legion is not run by Associate Members, but rather by people who have actulay served in the forces and care about this nation and the people who are willing to defend it.

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post Aug 10 2009, 09:53 AM
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QUOTE (petal @ Aug 10 2009, 10:35 AM) *
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My friend went to the Newbury British Legion to ask them to put a poster up advertising a event at the local pub for " Help The Heros " which is being held at the end of August.

ohmy.gif There reply was staggering, they do not promote other events in other places !! - if The British Legion do not promote a National Day of aid to our Armed Forces, who will ?.

I suggest that those in power need to ensure that the British Legion is not run by Associate Members, but rather by people who have actulay served in the forces and care about this nation and the people who are willing to defend it.

What a discrace. They should be ashamed of themselves.


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post Aug 10 2009, 04:38 PM
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QUOTE (Bloggo @ Aug 10 2009, 10:53 AM) *
What a discrace. They should be ashamed of themselves.

I think the legion are right in this instance, they don't promote other events, why would they? They rely on people being in their clubs to be able to provide all the extra services they do, help for heroes is one thing, but where would they draw the line? I don't know much about help for heroes as I don't read The Sun but it strikes me as one of those charities where you are villified if you don't support it, and I wouldn't want that to happen to an organisation who have done far more for the armed forces and it's members than help for heroes has.
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post Aug 10 2009, 04:42 PM
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If you go down to the station and ask then they are more than willing to display posters for any local charity events.
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post Aug 10 2009, 04:44 PM
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If you go down to the station and ask then they are more than willing to display posters for any local charity events.

Bus station? Train Station? Police? Mir?
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post Aug 10 2009, 04:48 PM
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Sorry only trying to help - no need for sarcasm.

I thought it was obvious to most but - Railway Station.

Some people on this forum think they are really clever don't they?
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post Aug 10 2009, 05:04 PM
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QUOTE (Biker1 @ Aug 10 2009, 05:48 PM) *
Sorry only trying to help - no need for sarcasm.

I thought it was obvious to most but - Railway Station.

Some people on this forum think they are really clever don't they?

I wasn't being sarcastic, I was trying to make a joke, you shouldn't read "emotions" into text comments, if you think someone is trying to upset you, you're probably reading it wrong. For the record, when you are talking about armed forces, and the legion I think there are a host of diffrerent stations that might display a poster, so I don't think it was perfectly obvious.
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post Aug 10 2009, 05:10 PM
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No one will upset me on these pages trying to or not!

Sorry if I misinterpreted your reply but the "tone" seemed sarky!!.

I will try to be more specific in future.

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post Aug 10 2009, 06:07 PM
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Is there an electronic way of shaking hands! biggrin.gif

In fairness it wasn't a good joke, *shaking hands wirelessly*.
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post Aug 14 2009, 10:47 AM
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I am suprised that you are suprised! Go into the Hogshead and ask them if you can put a poster up for an event that is happening at Montys. Charity or no charity.

The BL is a business ultimately and has to make a profit,
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post Aug 14 2009, 10:56 AM
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The BL is a business ultimately and has to make a profit,


Nope. It's a registered charity.

The Royal British Legion 2009. Registered Charity No 219279

Any profits they make through retail sales have a tax liability. Hence the reason the bar is cheaper than pubs, it roughly breaks even.
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post Aug 14 2009, 04:02 PM
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QUOTE (Darren @ Aug 14 2009, 11:56 AM) *
Nope. It's a registered charity.

The Royal British Legion 2009. Registered Charity No 219279

Any profits they make through retail sales have a tax liability. Hence the reason the bar is cheaper than pubs, it roughly breaks even.


OK true, but they still aim to roughly break even, so would they turn away a nights business? no. you get my point.
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