KEIGHLEY social housing group Incommunities has given a festive boost to the Royal British Legion.

The £1,000 donation is in lieu of sending Christmas cards to customers and partner organisations.

More than £300 was also raised by staff and customers during this year's Poppy Appeal and through collections.

Incommunities' group chief executive, Geraldine Howley, was joined at the cheque presentation by two colleagues with armed forces connections – Damian Williams, a reservist, and Chris Walls, a former RAF medic.

"As a group we are extremely proud to support the Royal British Legion as our chosen Christmas charity," said Mrs Howley.

"Many staff and our customers will have cherished memories of relatives and loved ones who have bravely served their country in past conflicts and we feel it is particularly appropriate to support the legion in this the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War.

"I would also like to thank everyone who has made donations over the last weeks and months at our offices."

Tribute is paid by Debbie Harding, area manager for the Royal British Legion.

"Incommunities’ wonderful donation is hugely welcome," she said.

"The work of the legion is as relevant and vital today as it was in the aftermath of the First World War when the charity was founded.

"Incommunities' donations will help us support today’s armed forces community through all kinds of hardships, injury and bereavements."