MP joins Wetherby’s British Legion celebration

NAWN. The Royal British Legion Yorkshire branch set up stall at the Market Square to celebrate their 90th Birthday. Joining in the fun are from left MP Alec Shelbrooke, Coun Edna Hilditch and Standard Bearer Keith Daniel. 110613AR3pic1.
NAWN. The Royal British Legion Yorkshire branch set up stall at the Market Square to celebrate their 90th Birthday. Joining in the fun are from left MP Alec Shelbrooke, Coun Edna Hilditch and Standard Bearer Keith Daniel. 110613AR3pic1.

Wetherby shoppers braved the rain on Sunday to help raise funds for the Wetherby Branch of the Royal British Legion .

The event in the town centre raised more than £200 for the charity.

Local MP Alec Shelbrooke attended and war time songs were played by the Wetherby Silver Band.

A tombola and stall were also organised by staff to help celebrate the Royal British Legion- which celebrates its 90th anniversary this year.

Edna Hilditch, who is chairman of the Wetherby and District Branch of the Royal British Legion said: “We had a great morning and the rain held off for as long as possible. It got much busier when people finished going to church services and we had quite a crowd gathering. The band played some great songs, including famous war time songs, which everybody seemed to enjoy.

In total £229.29 was raised altogether for the charity.

“We hope this will help raise awareness and get the message across that we want to help people in the armed forces and their families now, not those just in the first and second world wars, and their welfare is very important to us,” she added .

sarah.dawson@ypn.co.uk