5th Jul, 2022

Bedworth 100-year-old Irene donates silverware to Royal British Legion in memory of her husband

A BEDWORTH centenarian has donated her family’s silverware to the Royal British Legion in memory of her husband who served in the Royal Navy.

Irene Roberts, a resident at Richmond Bede retirement village made the decision because the charity was close to her heart.

Every year George would make considerable donations to the RBL to support military personnel.

George, Irene, and their daughter used to collect commemorative coins of the Royal Family and the Commonwealth they had represented.

Now Irene, having passed her 100th birthday last year, believes it will not be long before she is reunited with George so as one gesture to military personnel, Irene wanted to make the final donation of coins and silverware to the charity.

Just before Christmas, Malcolm Faulkner, Warwickshire RBL Community fund-raiser, and Frank Mills, Bedworth RBL chairman, visited Irene at the village so she could present them with the collection.

Richmond Bede’s senior village adviser Louise Smith said: “Irene has lived at Bede Village for well over ten years, it was lovely to be able to help and support her in achieving her wish.”

Malcolm will be taking the vast collection to get them professionally valued, with all proceeds going to the charity.


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