The Difference We Have Made Together
2021 was an amazing year, thanks to supporters like you.
Learn more about the huge difference you’ve helped us make to the entire Armed Forces community.
£10m debt relief
You helped Emmanuel secure benefits for his autistic son
Emmanuel Akor was medically discharged from the Army after serving six years in the 1st Battalion the Princess of Wales's Royal Regiment. He needed help with disability benefits for his young son, Chizzy, who is acutely autistic and needs 24/7 care at home.
"I applied for the benefit and we were awarded middle rate care," says Emmanuel. "But I realised it wasn't the right level of support for Chizzy. I phoned them up to explain the situation but the appeal was rejected. And that's when I contacted the Royal British Legion."
With help from our Financial Support team, Emmanuel was able to successfully challenge the decision and Chizzy was awarded high rate care, as well as mobility support.
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How your continued support will help next year and beyond
We will continue to provide lifelong support to serving and ex-serving personnel and their families.
From providing expert advice and guidance to recovery and rehabilitation, through to transitioning to civilian life - we are at the side of every member of the Armed Forces community, every step of the way.
We also have exciting plans to develop our recovery services, supporting people who are wounded, injured or sick, and their families.
There are many ways you can get more involved in the life-changing work of RBL: from financial contributions to giving up your time to help us make a difference.