Go-ahead for closer ties with local groups

Post date: 07/02/2018

IBMT Trustees have agreed new guidelines to support the growing number of local and regional International Brigade commemorative groups. 


The guidelines were drawn up at a meeting of the IBMT Executive Committee on 3 February, at which Trustees welcomed the creation of local groups and agreed it was important to help their work and campaigning activities.


Under the guidelines, independent groups will be encouraged to affiliate to the Trust. This will give them the benefits and rights of IBMT membership, as well as the facility to buy IBMT merchandise at discount prices for resale for their own fundraising. 


The contact details of member groups can also be publicised by the IBMT and they will receive priority assistance in researching International Brigaders from their area.


As an alternative to establishing an independent group, activists can be convened by their regional IBMT Trustees to form a local IBMT supporters' group.


There are currently independent International Brigade groups in Belfast, Hull, North Lanarkshire, the North West, Oxford, Reading, Rotherham and Wales, with more informal groups of activists in other towns and cities.


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Posted on 7 February 2018.

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