Bruce Kent to become patron of Irish Chaplaincy

Bruce Kent

Bruce Kent

The Irish Chaplaincy in Britain(ICB) have announce that Bruce Kent, a leading Catholic Human rights advocate and founder of the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament has become a patron of the Chaplaincy.

Kent, who is a former Catholic priest and has a long history of campaigning on human rights issues, having been chair of the  anti-poverty organization War on Want in addition to his past roles as General Secretary and Chairman of CND, he is currently Vice President of that organisation.

The Irish Chaplaincy in Britain run three projects, helping vulnerable members of Irish community through their Irish Council for Prisoners overseas, The Irish Older Person's Project and The Irish Travellers research project. The ICB worked with over one thousand vulnerable members of the Irish Community in Britain in 2010.

Accepting the invitation to become a patron, Bruce Kent said: "I am delighted to accept the offer to become a Patron of the Irish Chaplaincy, it means a lot to me as my family roots are in Silvermines in Co Tipperary, from where my family moved to Canada."

Chair of the Board of Trustees at the ICB, John Walsh welcomed Mr Kent as a patron and said: "As a well-known and respected Catholic, we know that  Bruce's support for our charity will lend credibility  and  support to our cause of journeying in hope with our vulnerable Irish emigrants  today.
"This is the first time that we  have approached anyone in the public sphere to ask them to consider becoming a patron for us, and we hope that with Bruce's help , we can better galvanise the wider  Irish community to work together to ensure that no member of our community is forgotten."

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