We have received the sad news that Dennis Scullion, of Earl Shilton, has passed away.
Dennis, who was only 47, was a single father and leaves 5 children, the youngest being 4 years old.
He was very much involved with the British National Party, and carried out voluntary Security duties for us. A close friend of his writes:
"He did this in the belief that the BNP was the party of the future.
"He remarked to me, that he did this for his childrens future and their right of freedom in the United Kingdom. As friends we spoke on many occassions regarding his involvement with your party. His belief was that current governments continue to be short sighted and seek short to profits rather than looking at sustainable growth. He has been right. I see the demise of the town of Atherstone, Warwickshire that I currently live in, whereby the town slowly dies and communities are sadly being lost.
"Dennis showed rare qualities and demonstrated guts to be counted, which sadly this quality that stood for Great Britain has been replaced by apathy."
Speaking directly to Geoff Dickens, she says:
"Dennis spoke highly of you and recalls that you are an articulate man and a man who never lost sight of his roots and recalls you sharing your pizza. He was a single father and gave his time to the BNP and I have contacted you in the hope that in recognition of his ability to be stand up and be counted, that a BNP Representative would attend the funeral and in return be counted and show their last respects?
His death is of great shock and so sudden; your presence at his final farewell will enable his children to remember him with pride and not be forgotten."
We shall indeed remember Dennis with pride, and send our sympathy and condolences to his children, family and friends.
East Midlands RO, Geoff Dickens, will be attending his funeral, and I'm sure there will be many members, past and present, who will wish to be there.
It will be held at Nuneaton Heart of England Crematorium on Wednesday, 25th April at 9:45 am..
For further details please contact Geoff on 07795000676