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The Royal British Legion Morgan’s Vale, Woodfalls & Redlynch Branch Centenary Celebrations May 15th 2022, Laying Up and Dedication of the Old and New Standards. The Royal British Legion and the community of Morgan’s Vale, Woodfalls and Redlynch, has celebrated the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Branch in 1922. The celebrations included a march, accompanied by the Woodfalls Band, through the village to St Mary’s Church where a thanksgiving service was held. During the service the old Branch Standard was laid up and Reverend Veronica Bachelor commissioned the new Standard into service. After the service refreshment and many stories were shared around. During this time Branch member Desmond Longfield presented a Branch certificate to George Notley a 99 years of age veteran. George served in the Royal Navy through the Second World War and after. He also completed wartime trips to the Arctic Circle for which he received the “Arctic Star”. The celebration was also attended by members of Wilton, Shrewton, Ludgershall and Downton Branches of the RBL.
Stars Appeal Wi-Fi at Salisbury Hospital now ten times faster and easier to use!
Thanks to supporters of the Stars Appeal, Salisbury District Hospital’s Charity, patients, visitors and staff now have access to Wi-Fi that’s both faster and easier to use. The charity has been funding free Wi-Fi at the hospital since 2015, but has recently upgraded the service to make it quicker and easier to access. As well as making the connection speed ten times faster, users no longer have to register or enter their details to use the service. Instead they simply select ‘_StarsAppealFreeWiFi’ from the list of available networks on their phone, tablet or other device, wait for the blue Stars Appeal welcome screen to appear, and then click connect. Every week over 3,000 people benefit from the Wi-Fi, including patients and their families, visitors and hospital staff. Commenting on the upgraded service, Tara Rainaldi, Senior Sister on the Hospital’s Pembroke Cancer Unit and Stars Appeal Ambassador said: “We’re massively proud of our free Stars Appeal Wi-Fi which is vital in enabling patients to stay in contact with their loved ones, watch television free-of-charge and keep in touch with life outside the hospital. This has been even more important over the last two years when Stars Appeal Wi-Fi has enabled so many video calls between patients and their families especially when they haven’t been able to have visitors.” For more information visit www.starsappeal.org
THE QUEEN’S PLATINUM JUBILEE JUNE 2022
A Call for Ideas and Volunteers!
The Nation will be celebrating the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee over the long holiday “weekend” from Thursday 2nd June to Sunday 5th June 2022. There will be national, regional and local events taking place. Redlynch Parish Council and other local groups are beginning to develop ideas for local celebrations. We are looking for ideas and volunteers prepared to help and deliver local events. If you are interested please send your contact details along with any suggestions to email@example.com. We will form a steering group to help coordinate a programme of activities and to keep the Parish informed.
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