Rugby4Heroes presents RBL Warwick Branch with third donation of £1500!

Delighted to confirm that last night we presented the third of our donation cheques from Rugby4Heroes 2014 – this one was for the princely sum of £1500 to Royal British Legion Warwick Branch. A similar one will shortly be presented to the Royal British Legion Leamington Branch

Pictured below are Gaz Nash and Mike Vallance presenting the cheque to Branch Chairman Bert Allan, President Anne Prout-Richardson, Poppy Appeal supremo Keith Talbot and Branch Standard Bearer John Wiseman.

RBL Warwick Cheque Presentation

Sad news of the passing of Major Bruce Prout-Richardson

British-LegionThe Rugby4Heroes team were very sorry to hear the sad news of the passing of Major Bruce Prout-Richardson, President of Warwick Branch of the Royal British Legion and a true friend and supporter of the OLRFC Rugby4heroes Festival.

Bruce was instrumental in involving the Royal British Legion from day 1 of the Festival event in 2009, and personally attended every Festival event each year, presiding over our Service of Remembrance and leading the tribute to our fallen Warwickshire servicemen.

Bruce served in the British Army in the Second World War, and was wounded in Operation Market Garden near Arnhem in September 1944 whilst serving with the 49th (West Riding) Infantry Division. He also served in the Anglo-French taskforce operations to capture the Suez Canal in 1956.

A true gentleman and an energetic President, he was respected by all who knew him. We send our sincerest condolences to his wife Ann, son Stuart, and his family and friends’.

49th Infantry Division

49th Infantry Division

More information one the RBL Warwick branch.