Round Table Great Britain and Ireland, the largest young man’s Association in the UK and Ireland is offering a free year’s membership to serving and former Armed Forces personnel to mark Armed Forces Day (Saturday 25th June)
Round Table has an ongoing commitment to Armed Forces personnel and offer half price membership all year round but are looking to throw open the doors with free membership this July.
Founded in 1927, Round Table is about having fun with a great bunch of mates as well as supporting the local community. Membership is open to men aged 18-45 while sister club Ladies Circle is open to women aged 18-45.
After 10 years in the Royal Navy as a Marine Engineer, Solihull member Craig Smith discovered Round Table helped him to feel part of something again.
“Just like when you’re in the Forces, you can do all different things like sports, days out, expeditions and meeting new people.
My experience of being a member of Round table has been brilliant. You can meet like-minded men who do a lot for the local community as well as having a great social life.”
With over 400 clubs, thousands of men are making a difference to the area they live in. In 2015/2016, Round Table clubs raised over £3.3 million for local good causes and charities through various events including bonfire nights, beer festivals and Santa sleigh collections while having a great time with their mates.
Mark House, National President of Round Table Great Britain and Ireland, looks forward to more Armed Forces personnel joining RTBI.
"I #saluteourforces as nearly a quarter of a million people give their lives to our service and make us safer from the threats that we just can't see.
In Round Table, we recognise the importance of service to our communities, and the importance of supporting forces personnel as they return home or leave service. I am delighted that we are extending our support by offering free membership to local Round Tables - it is something that so many have benefited from as we reach our 90th year."
Interested men are encouraged to find out more via the Round Table website www.roundtable.co.uk/armed-forces-scheme