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Weekly launches bid to save war veterans’ club

A weekly newspaper has launched a campaign to save its local branch of the Royal British Legion.

The Worksop Guardian is joining forces with the Legion which supports military veterans who have served their country and now need its support.

Worksop Royal British Legion’s future is currently under threat with new members and volunteers desperately needed to keep the branch going.

Guardian editor Ben Green says that anyone can join the Legion and it is not just for former and current service personel.

“Recently I was shocked to the learn that the Worksop branch was down to the bare bones and their very future was under threat,” he told HTFP.

The Worksop Guardian wants to save its local branch of the Royal British Legion which formed in 1921

“That is why we are launching this campaign, as well as announcing the Worksop RBL as our Adopted Charity for 2014.”

“The branch is desperately in need of new members and volunteers.”

The Worksop RBL, which is based on the town’s Newgate Street, formed in 1921.

“I recently took a walk down to the Worksop Cenotaph, and took my time to read all the names of the local people killed while serving our country during wartime. It was a moving and humbling experience,” added Ben.

“These heroes need to be remembered, and that is one of the reasons it is so important to keep our Legion branch alive.”

As well as launching the campaign, the newspaper has adopted Worksop RBL as its chosen charity for 2014.

“The fact that this year in the 100th anniversary of the start of the First World War makes this even more poignant,” added Ben.