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Council supports Newquay Royal British Legion

The Council is supporting the community effort to help the Royal British Legion in Newquay, which has been hit with some financial difficulties, stay open by giving them a rent free period.

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Supporting the Royal British Legion is especially poignant in the run up to Remembrance Sunday on 10 November.  The Royal British Legion annual Poppy Appeal raises money to help support serving and ex-serving members of the Armed Forces community and their families.

We spoke to Cornwall Council member for Newquay Central Geoff Brown who urges the local community to get behind their local RBL branch.  RBL Newquay Vice-Chair Louis Gardner, talks about the fundraising efforts so far and the importance of the club.  Cornwall Council cabinet portfolio holder for customers Mike Eathorne-Gibbons talks about the decision of the Council, who is the landlord, to help the RBL in Newquay in their sterling efforts to save the club. 

The Newquay Royal British Legion club has set up a crowdfunding page if you want to help save this great community asset


Story posted 04 November 2019