Introducting the newly formed Military Wives and Girlfriends Group, part of the Royal British Legion Women’s Section. The RBLWS is a registered charity with a membership of 40,000 women worldwide, and they provide fantastic support (both financially and otherwise) for the families of serving and ex-serving personnel. Until now, there has been no easy way for Military Wives and Girlfriends to join the RBLWS, as with each move you would have to join a new branch. By joining the Military Wives and Girlfriends Group, you do not have to transfer your membership each time you move.
Being a member entitles you to a nice shiny RBLWS badge, an info pack, you can apply for tickets to the Festival of Remembrance, and can attend social and fundraising events, courses and will be able to easily access help from the RBLWS should you need it.
The RBLWS is a charity in it’s own right, but each November takes part in the Poppy Appeal, with all funds going to the RBL. Our members will have the opportunity to help out with this fantastic cause if they wish. We also hope to organise our own social and fundraising events throughout each year, which will of course be totally optional.
Within the group, if there are ten or more members in the same area, then you are free to form your own small branch, which will be run by whoever chooses to run it (fantastic experience to put on your CV!). Alternatively, you can just stay as part of the main Group – you can be as active as you choose. If you just want to join the Military Wives and Girlfriends Group and receive newsletters, support and opportunities to attend events etc, then that’s fine. It’s as much or as little as you choose to do.
Membership years with RBLWS run from October-October and the cost of membership is £6 per year. Payable in full at the time of joining and then again each October.
You can apply online here http://www.womensbritishlegion.org.uk/register (putting the branch as Military Wives and Girlfriends Group) and they will send you a form.
All money goes directly to the RBLWS so you are supporting a fantastic charity as well as getting all the information and support should you need it.
Thank you for all your support!