The Hondón Valley Branch of The Royal British Legion met on a very wet and windy evening in October, and even that didn’t dampen the spirits of the members and guests who came along.
Following the general meeting we were entertained by a remarkable Chocolate Lab dog – Voltio. Danny de Castillo, the acclaimed Assistance Dog Trainer, asked Voltio to demonstrate an amazing range of obedience and skills including, switching on lights, opening drawers and taking items out, as well as opening the fridge door (and removing items) and helping his master undress.
Danny trains dogs to assist those with mobility problems and Legion members were “spell bound” by the different ways Voltio was able to help. At the end of the evening Voltio was presented with a reflective poppy for his collar – which he wore with Pride!.
The Branch are organising a range different activities for the coming year and anyone wishing to come along, will be made most welcome. You do not need an Armed Forces background to attend or join a local Legion Branch. For more information about the Hondón Valley Branch, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org or go to our website: www.britishlegion.org.uk/branches/hondon-valley