College students benefit from new Royal British Legion partnership

10th September 2015

Barking & Dagenham College has strengthened its links to the Royal British Legion by becoming a Youth Affiliated organisation at an official signing ceremony.

The partnership has been facilitated through the Legion’s Elm Park Branch. It will unlock a range of volunteer and fundraising opportunities for students on the College’s Uniformed Public Services courses, many of whom are working towards careers on either the armed or emergency services.

Barry Mugglestone, Chairman of the Legion’s Elm Park Branch, welcomed the closer working relationship with the College, saying:

“Barking & Dagenham College students have supported the Poppy Appeal both locally and nationally for several years now, raising tens of thousands of pounds for us. As new Youth Affiliation partners the College’s students can take advantage of a wide range of volunteering and fundraising opportunities which will help them develop the skills they need for their future careers and help them stand out from the crowd.”

Tim Bamforth-White, Curriculum Team Leader for Sport and Public Services courses at the College added:

“Partnership working with organisations such as the Royal British Legion plays a crucial part in helping our students improve their confidence and team-building skills. Students can even enhance their CVs through additional volunteering qualifications.”

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