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Bennet House vigil Saturday 28th December

The Royal British Legion have announced their intentions to hold a vigil, in an attempt to save Bennet House from closure.

Bennet House, based in Portrush, is the RBL respite centre for veterans, but it was recently announced that a decision was made to close it.

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The vigil is to be held on the green outside Bennet House at 12 noon on Saturday 28 December, and local branches of RBL have encouraged veterans and supporters to attend.

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A spokesperson for The RBL in Northern Ireland has said;

“To take away this facility from the veterans in Ireland is nothing short of outrageous and we need to send a very strong message to the RBL Trustees that they must overturn this proposal immediately.

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“Many thousands over the years have benefited from a break at Bennet House and so we as veterans and supporters need to come together and show our opposition.

“The vigil should last for an hour and maximum support on the day will send a strong message to the RBL in London to prove the extent of opposition. Medals and head dress may be worn.”

To join with the vigil in Portrush and register your intention to travel, contact vigil2812@outlook.com

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