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Eight-seater buggy donated to the National Memorial Arboretum by The Women's Section

Posted: Sep 30, 2013
Category: General
Posted by: Admin


On Tuesday 24 September an eight-seater buggy was donated by the Royal British Legion Women's Section to Sarah Montgomery, Managing Director of the National Memorial Arboretum.

NMA BuggyThe new buggy, funded from the RBLWS General Fund, sports the RBLWS livery, a design gifted to the Women's Section in April by Lawrence Llewellyn-Bowen, and will benefit greatly less mobile visitors and those who wish to have a personalised tour of the Arboretum's 150 acres of maturing woodland and memorials.

Amongst the nearly 300 memorials at the Arboretum is a stone plinth, with a surrounding garden and benches dedicated to members and friends of the RBLWS. It was officially opened in 2005 by the National President, HRH The Princess Royal.

The buggy presentation coincided with the autumn meeting of the RBLWS Central Committee which was also held at the Arboretum on Tuesday.

NMA BuggyNational Chairman, Wendy Bromwich JP, attended the event and said; "We're delighted to be able to continue to support the Arboretum, by donating this buggy, and hope it will prove useful to visitors, allowing them to visit areas of the site further afield."

 

The Arboretum is open from 09.00 to 17.00 and entry is free, although donations are appreciated. For enquiries call: 01283 792333 or email: info@thenma.co.uk.