ROYAL BRITISH LEGION WOMEN’S SECTION: At our meeting in November we welcomed Mike Cohen, who came to talk to us about Guide dogs, he brought with him Richard and his guide dog Annie and Richards friend Donna. Mike told us how guide dogs started in WW1 with German Alsatians to help the wounded soldiers and the dogs help people with sight loss to lead a fulfilling life. Richard then explained how much easier his life is with Annie and answered questions about what Annie does to help him on a day to day basis. Mike informed us that it costs a lot to train guide dogs and that an owner could have 6 dogs over their lifetime. The Branch Chairman of the local association Richard Goldsmith also came along with his wife Sue and brought lots of items to sell to help raise the funds needed to train the guide dogs.
In December 16 members went to the Hassocks Hotel and enjoyed a lovely Christmas lunch and had a present from the “secret Santa sack”
Our next meeting is on Tuesday February 21st and we will be having a quiz night and would like to have teams of 4, visitors are welcome to come along for £1 admission. Donations to the raffle wo9uld be gratefully received.
Any member who has not yet re-newed their membership please contact Sarah Voce asap!
The next Bingo Session will be on Wednesday 15th February in Cyprus Hall starting at 20.00.
Our meeting on March 21st will be a return visit from Paul Green who talked to us last year about the Evening Argus and has an exciting new talk for us.
We will be taking names from members for the trip to the Poppy Factory which is in June.
For information about the RBL Women’s Section please contact Sarah Voce on 01444 246655
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