The Royal British Legion in Marlow will be able to carry out roof repairs thanks to a £5,000 donation from a south Bucks charitable trust.

The Shanly Foundation, based in Beaconsfield, donated the money to help the legion repair the roof of its community hall in preparation for the Poppy Appeal.

The club, in Station Approach, has had wear and tear over the years, with £9,000 still required for further repairs.

A club spokesman said: “We are extremely grateful for the Shanly Foundation’s donation which has allowed us to continue with repairs to the roof enough and interiors, which we were unable to undertake previously due to water damage.

“It has made a huge difference to us going forward.”

The club will host a remembrance service on Sunday.

Tamra Booth, trustee for the Shanly Foundation, said: “The Royal British Legion’s hall is crucial for its fundraising efforts in Marlow and we are delighted to have been able to contribute to the repair work.

“We hope that other local businesses will show their support for this community facility to help reach its target.”