The Riders Branch meet Prince Charles
The Riders Branch meet Prince Charles

Burntwood is set to welcome the Royal British Legion Riders Branch.

The Riders Branch meet Prince Charles
The Riders Branch meet Prince Charles

The bikers – who appeared in BBC documentary Wootton Bassett: The Town That Remembers – will visit The Grangemoor Working Mens Club on July 13 at 8pm.

The Riders Branch has members across the globe, with riders brought together by their enthusiasm for motorcycling and desire to support the aims and charitable efforts of The Royal British Legion. They have members from The Royal Navy, The Army, The Royal Air Force and The Royal Marines as well as those who have not served.

They will visit the Burntwood & District Royal British Legion Branch who are inviting potential new members to come along and meet the riders.

A spokesperson said:

“Anyone can become a member of the Royal British Legion and we welcome men and women of all ages. We are keen to expand our numbers, welcome new members – whether they have served in the Armed Forces or not – and establish an active youth section to help spread the word of what the Royal British Legion is all about – to care for those who have suffered as a result of service in the Armed Forces, whether through their own service or that of a family member, and to prevent further sacrifice by reminding the nation of the human cost of war and to work actively for peace.”

Anyone interested in becoming a member of the Royal British Legion can call 07976 201764.

The Burntwood & District Branch are also asking businesses to help their fundraising efforts by donating raffle prizes of offering sponsorship. They are currently looking for help in buying a laptop to allow them to give presentations on the work they do.

Ross

Founder of Lichfield Live and editor of the site.