RBL Crewe centre marks a year of helping service personnel,

Crewe Guardian: The RBL pop-in centre in the Crewe Indoor Market The RBL pop-in centre in the Crewe Indoor Market

THIS Friday, April 4, marks one year since the Royal British Legion created one of the country’s first ‘pop in’ information centres in Crewe.

The Indoor Market site provides an environment of security and confidentiality for former and current forces personnel to chat about personal matters.

It is also on hand as a listening ear and helpful resource for people with loved ones currently in the forces.

Stuart Kay, Chairman Crewe Branch RBL said: “It hasn’t been the easiest of journeys to get to this point but I can honestly say I am very proud of the work done by my colleagues in Crewe branch and grateful for the tremendous support we have been given by others.

“It is a privilege for me, and the volunteers who man the centre, to offer comradeship, commemoration of the fallen and support to those people who risk everything to keep our country safe.”

The centre is currently building up a display commemorating the First World War featuring a diorama of the trenches, and is appealing to Crewe residents to donate items for temporary exhibit.

Stuart added: “It has been a labour of love to say the least, for all the people who have given freely of their time- and sometimes their money – to get the Centre to this point.

“We look forward to continuing this service for the people of Crewe and for the whole of South Cheshire in the coming years.”

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