Community pulls together for legion

Crewe Guardian: Students Tom Edwards, Ryan Thomas and Jacob Gater with members of Crewe RBL, branch chairman Stuart Kay and Cheshire East Council partnership manager Dawn Clark Students Tom Edwards, Ryan Thomas and Jacob Gater with members of Crewe RBL, branch chairman Stuart Kay and Cheshire East Council partnership manager Dawn Clark

CONSTRUCTION students have helped give the Crewe branch of the Royal British Legion a new base to be proud of.

Plumbing, joinery and painting and decorating students at South Cheshire College stepped in to revamp a new office for the branch next door to the municipal buildings in Crewe town centre.

Groups of students painted the office space, hung doors, carried out essential plumbing work and fitted cupboards in the adjoining office kitchen.

The Royal British Legion was based in Crewe indoor market, but when the space in the market needed to be let for commercial use Cheshire East Council leader Michael Jones stepped in to help.

The group was offered a new space in the former information office, and college students and local companies offered to help transform the new facility, which will be used as a branch office and welfare outreach centre.

Stuart Kay, chairman of Crewe RBL, said: “We are thrilled with the work that has been done to help us relocate to the new office.

“We are very grateful to all the groups which have helped out and to South Cheshire College students, who have carried out all the internal work free of charge.”

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