As part of ongoing efforts to support the communities in which we work, Meadfleet are delighted to have donated to the Royal British Legion’s 2018 Poppy Appeal to help commemorate the centenary of WW1.
On the Friday before Remembrance Sunday we met with Keith Greenough, Chairman of the Stevenage Branch of the British Legion and presented him with a cheque for £1000 towards the Poppy Appeal.
Keith took the time to chat to us about his history in the British Army which begun with a spell in the Infantry and saw him later serving in Iraq as part the Territorial Army where he was Head of Security for around 6000 people.
Not only is Keith the Chairman of the British Legion in Stevenage (where Meadfleet’s head office is based) he is also the local Poppy Appeal Organiser. Last year the branch raised a staggering £104,490 which made up 11.3% of the total donations in the county of Hertfordshire. We learnt how the funds are used in a multitude of ways to aid ex-service personnel and their families, from white goods to respite care.
In recognition of the great work he does, Keith was awarded the Queen’s Volunteer Reserves Medal (QVRM), only a handful of these awards are presented each year.
Also marking the centenary, Meadfleet donated and planted a commemorative tree on the Parc Jasmine development in Deeside. Meadfleet are yet to start managing and maintaining the open spaces on the development but when residents approached us with a request to donate a tree we were more than happy to oblige.
Roads on the development are named after seven servicemen from the area that were killed during the First World War and local residents arranged a memorial tree planting ceremony to mark the occasion with local dignitaries, community groups and armed forces organisations present.
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