Alan was invited to speak about the Baton to a very philanthropic guild at the legendary RAC Club Pall Mall. The Black Tie Dinner held in the prestigious ‘Mountbatten Room’ with 200 guests present, Alan’s talk was about the Baton, its aims and all the discreet emergency welfare support that it provides for the armed forces and their families.

The shop has been behind the charity from its launch in 2009, providing an incredible amount of support and funding that has already made a huge difference to many lives in Devon, most of it channeled through the dedicated volunteer caseworkers of SSAFA Devon

Alan’s talk brought a very emotional response and immediate offers of sponsorship for the Baton’s latest project, he shared the evening with good friend and Baton ambassador Suzanne Dando, Suzanne interviewed two GB sporting stars, GB Heptathlete Kelly Sotherton and GB Olympic Diver and BBC Commentator Leon Taylor, before introducing him to the guests, later both guests congratulated Alan on his talk.

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Alan with his friends Suzanne Dando and James Gallagher

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