Delight as key committee role is filled at Debenham and District RBL branch
The chairman of a north Suffolk Royal British Legion (RBL) branch says he is “really glad” a key committee role has been filled amid fears its vacancy could have seen their group fold.
Eddy Alcock OBE, who has been involved with a host of local organisations and projects, took on the chairmanship of the Debenham and District RBL earlier this year.
Therefore, by joining and becoming a member, you are making a valuable contribution for that help to our servicemen who are working to protect our safety all of the time
Mr Alcock had appealed to the local community to find a new secretary, saying the group “could not function” without one and was fearful of the branch’s future.
But a Thorndon woman, a former legal secretary and personal assistant to management, has agreed to take on the role, and is due to be installed as honorary secretary on Thursday.
Mr Alcock also appealed to the local community for additional members to join.
“It is worth remembering that the Royal British Legion not only helps servicemen from the two world wars, but current and ex-servicemen and women of all conflicts,” he said.
“Therefore, by joining and becoming a member, you are making a valuable contribution for that help to our servicemen who are working to protect our safety all of the time.”
Mr Alcock also revealed MP for Central Suffolk and North Ipswich, Dr Dan Poulter, is due to lay a wreath at the Remembrance Sunday memorial service in Debenham on November 8, with events starting at 10.40am on the day.