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New veterans' club is set up in Burnley
2:46pm Tuesday 8th October 2013 in News
A VETERANS’ club in Burnley has set up a new base in the town centre to provide help and advice.
The Burnley and District Services Club has opened in the RnR Centre, in Hammerton Street, and will be based there from 10am to 2pm on Wednesdays and Fridays, where they will run a drop-in centre.
Military veterans are encouraged to attend the centre for a chat and a coffee or for advice on any issues they may have.
Ray Hogan, secretary of the club, said they were hoping the drop-in events would become popular.
He said: “We started in the centre last week and we’re open to any veterans or members of the emergency services who want to come in and talk.
“The veterans’ community is quite close knit so hopefully we will have a good take up. We are in quite a good location with the job centre and the post office nearby, and you can’t really miss the building.”
Veterans In Communities, and the Thomas Association, who provide help for people with alcohol and drug related problems, are also working out of the centre.
Mr Hogan said: “There are a couple of different agencies who work out of the building.
“We are here to listen if anybody has a problem they need to talk about and we can signpost them in the right direction to the right people they need to speak to.”
The club will be having an official opening at the RnR Centre on Wednesday, October 23, when the mayor of Burnley, Coun Frank Cant, will be cutting the ribbon.
There will also be tea and coffee served on the day.
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