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Group of Royal British Legion members visit Lymington pubs to raise cash for Poppy Appeal





A GROUP of Royal British Legion members in Lymington raised £550 for the organisation’s annual Poppy Appeal by visiting every pub in the town – except one which did not accept dogs.

Wearing fancy dress, they walked a total of 5kms after starting out at the RBL club in the High Street.

Tracy Robertson, treasurer of the RBL Lymington branch, said: “It was really fun, and customers at every pub were very generous. We went down as far as the White Hart and The Mayflower.

The Royal British Legion group included Jan Sullivan, Mark Robertson, Tracy Robertson, Ian Wilson, Jo Cole, Denise Judd, Ellie Bishop and Jean Barras
The Royal British Legion group included Jan Sullivan, Mark Robertson, Tracy Robertson, Ian Wilson, Jo Cole, Denise Judd, Ellie Bishop and Jean Barras

“The only pub we didn’t go to was Wetherspoons as we had a dog with us, and they don’t allow them in.”

Tracy also revealed the RBL branch is planning something “utterly amazing” for the town to mark Remembrance Day this year – a mystery artwork which will be unveiled outside St Thomas’s Church on 27th October.

She said: “I am hoping people in Lymington will be stunned by it. I am not giving anything away as we want it to be a total surprise on the day.

“I have shown some images of it to a friend, and they said it is going to look utterly amazing.

“The main piece, which is sponsored by Lymington Precision Engineers, is being made by a local artist, and the rest of the installation by volunteers.”

A special event at St Thomas’s will be held between 5pm and 6pm, with all welcome to attend.

“There will be a food truck, and the mayor of Lymington will be unveiling the installation at 6pm, said Tracy.

“I am looking forward to seeing people’s responses. I think they will be delighted.”

The public is welcome to drop in to the usually-members-only RBL club after the unveiling, where they can find out about future events.

“We have some amazing local musicians appear at the club, and very good tribute bands,” said Tracy. “People can enjoy a drink on the night and see what facilities we offer.”



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