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Debenham and District RBL chairman appeals for volunteer as branch faces threat of closure

Debenham, Suffolk. Eddy Alcock who's been awarded a OBE ANL-140625-164704001
Debenham, Suffolk. Eddy Alcock who's been awarded a OBE ANL-140625-164704001

The chairman of the Debenham branch of the Royal British Legion (RBL) is appealing for a volunteer to come forward to save their group after a recently appointed secretary quit the role.

Eddy Alcock OBE, who has been involved with a host of local organisations and projects over the years, took on the chairmanship of the branch a few months ago.

But without a secretary, he says the group “cannot function” and is appealing for a member of the local community to come forward to take on the role.

“This would best suit a retired person who has organisational and clerical skills and who believes that it is important that Debenham should continue to have a Branch of the Royal British Legion,” he said.

“Without that person coming forward, the future of the Branch is once again under threat.

“The new committee is enthusiastic and full of ideas. Ideas, that once put into action, will reinvigorate the Branch and reintroduce pride in membership of such a glorious national institution with a proud history of help to those who fall on hard times, whether through injury, ill health or some other incapacity, after serving their country in its time of need and protecting the way of life we prize so thankfully as we go about our daily business.”

If you can help, contact Mr Alcock on 01728 860564 or email chairman.debenhamrbl@gmail.com

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