Festive gifts for the Royal British Legion and Bevin Boys

Staff at Veolia (Nottinghamshire County Council’s waste management contractor) have bought and wrapped Christmas presents for the Royal British Legion and Bevin Boys, the Chairman of Nottinghamshire County Council’s chosen charity. The presents are part of Veolia Nottinghamshire’s Community Promise. This is a pledge from Veolia Nottinghamshire staff to be a force for good in the county. As well as charitable work, it is a promise that staff will dedicate half a day per year to improve the lives and environments of local residents.

The presents have been donated to the Nottinghamshire branch of the Royal British Legion and Bevin Boys so that our County’s veterans have a special gift this Christmas.

Elaine Hopkins, Nottinghamshire Community Fundraiser for The Royal British Legion said: ‘I would like to say a huge thank you to Veolia for their continued support of our charity. This allows us to help our serving and ex-service personnel in their time of need. Each year more people come to The Royal British Legion for help and the cost of that help is continually increasing. Daily we see and read of young service men and women employed in peace keeping duties in many parts of the world, often in considerable danger, and this means that there will always be a need to provide help for them and their dependants, when they themselves no longer can. That is why it is so important that The Royal British Legion can continue with its vital work.’

She went on to say: ‘The donated Christmas presents are so gratefully received and this year have been given to our older Veterans in recognition of the time that they have served their country.’

Lea Hawkes, Nottinghamshire General Manager for Veolia commented: “We’re delighted to be able to continue our relationship with the Royal British Legion and Bevin Boys and spread some Christmas cheer by supporting our veterans across the County.”

This year our January Christmas Tree recycling campaign will also be supporting the Royal British Legion. For every 50 tonnes of real Christmas trees and garden waste taken to the Recycling Centres in January, £100 will be donated to the Royal British Legion.

When the Christmas festivities are over make sure your real tree doesn’t end up in the bin. Take it to any of Nottinghamshire’s 12 Recycling Centres to be recycled and you too can help raise funds to support the fantastic work of the Royal British Legion.