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Battlefields Visit Dunkirk 15 Jan 2009

This branch of the Royal British Legion will use a grant to plan a trip with local Sea Cadets to the site of the Royal Navy evacuation of thousands of troops from the beeches of Dunkirk. Professional guides will inform the members and cadets of the historical site and on their return the cadets will then inform other cadets and schools of their experience by showing a DVD recording of their visit.

Parade and Church Service VE VJ Day celebrations 24 Feb 2005

This branch of the Royal British Legion will use its award to organise a parade through the town centre accompanied by a marching band. This will be followed by a summer fair with an open-air Drumhead service.

Puzzle Island: 'play your own way' 30 May 2007

Puzzle Island will be a mobile play experience adaptable to any outdoor space and will be flexible to meet the needs of the children and adults playing. A range technologies, such as GPS, solar panels, Meccano, crafts and photography, will be used to create an imaginative adventure game featuring challenges and problem-solving elements tailored to the interests of the children involved.

Amount: £249,952
Funder: The Big Lottery Fund
Recipient: Volunteering Matters
Region: West Midlands
District: Birmingham District

War Graves Visit 11 Apr 2007

The group provides support to families and partners of ex-service people, throughout the city of Lisburn. The grant will enable the group to travel to London en route to The Somme.

Sound System 25 Jun 2007

The project is to improve the group's facilities so that people with hearing impairment can participate.The money is for the purchase of amplification equipment.

Amount: £750
Funder: The Big Lottery Fund
Recipient: Royal British Legion Newtown Branch
Region: Wales
District: Powys - Powys

Skills for the Community 19 Feb 2007

The project is to build the skills of volunteers. The money is for facilitators, workshop costs and travel expenses.

Amount: £4,973
Funder: The Big Lottery Fund
Recipient: Volunteering Matters
Region: Wales
District: Caerdydd - Cardiff

Visit to the British war graves in Belgium 20 Feb 2007

The award will contribute towards the cost of travel as part of a trip to the First World War graves in Belgium for members who have close relatives buried there.

Amount: £2,500
Funder: The Big Lottery Fund
Recipient: Shrewton & District Royal British Legion
Region: South West
District: Wiltshire

Pilgrimage to Normandy 22 Feb 2007

This branch of the Royal British Legion will visit Normandy to see the site of the landing of the Durham Light Infantry. Both veterans and cadets will visit the site.

Band Performance 25 May 2005

This branch of the Royal British Legion will use their award to transport the National Youth band of the Royal British Legion to Devon so that they can participate in the 60th anniversary celebrations.

Service 25 May 2005

The Royal British Legion Gwent County Committee have been awarded a grant to hold a Drumhead Service of Thanksgiving to mark the 60th anniversary of the cessation of hostilities of World War Two. The event will be attended by many ex-services and veterans groups and will cover five county authorities in Wales.

Family Day, Parade and Dance 26 May 2005

Royal British Legion Broomfield Branch have been awarded a grant that will allow them to carry out a 1940's style street party in commemoration of the 60th anniversary of WW2.

VE Day Service 26 May 2005

The South West County branch of the Royal British Legion will use a grant to fund a VE Day parade to commemorate the 60th Anniversary of the end of WW2. This will involve a large number of veterans who served in various capacities during the War.

VE/VJ Commemorative Events 26 May 2005

Goudhurst Branch of The Royal British Legion will use a grant to organise a series of events in conjunction with the local ex-servicemen's club to commemorate the 60th Anniversary of the end of WW2. This will involve recording the memories of those that lived through the War in various capacities. This will form the central focus for a day of events designed to bring the community together along with a group of Chelsea Pensioners for a widespread celebration of 60 years of peace.

Weekend Celebration 26 May 2005

The Great Bentley and Thorrington Branch of the Royal British Legion will use an award to host a 2 Day Commemoration event for Ex-Servicemen and family and friends.

Visit to the Memorial Arboretum and VE/VJ Party 27 May 2005

This branch of the Royal British Legion will use their award to hold a VE/VJ party and to visit the National Memorial Arboretum in Staffordshire.

Church Service and Celebration 27 May 2005

The Handforth Branch of the Royal British Legion have been awarded a grant to hold a commemorate event to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the end of World War Two. A reception will be held afterwards with local cadet forces, girl guides, scouts and other community groups expected to come together to celebrate.

Wartime Dinner & Entertainment 27 May 2005

The Seaham branch of the Royal British Legion will use an award to hold a commemoration dinner to remember the contribution made 60 years ago during WW2 by the town. The group will be inviting various members of the community to attend the event.

Reunion Party 27 May 2005

The Poynton Branch of the Royal British Legion have been awarded a grant to hold a reunion and street party to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the end of the Second World War. Local veteran groups, schools and community groups will come together for a weekend of celebration and an exhibition will detail life during the war.

Amount: £3,300
Funder: The Big Lottery Fund
Recipient: Royal British Legion Poynton Branch
Region: North West
District: Cheshire East

Airbase Activities 27 May 2005

The Penketh and Sankey Branch of the Royal British Legion have been awarded a grant to hold a street party to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the end of the Second World War. Burtonwood Heritage Museum will contribute exhibits to the event and an evening dance with have a themed 1940's troupe.

60th Anniversary of VE Day Celebrations 08 Jul 2005

This group will use their award to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the end of the Second World War by holding a parade and service of thanksgiving.