Alan Bates invited to Richard Branson’s private Caribbean island for holiday

The Post Office scandal campaigner has been offered a ‘well-earned’ break by Virgin’s founder

Sir Richard Branson has invited Alan Bates, a key campaigner for justice for victims of the Post Office scandal, for a “well-earned” holiday to his private Caribbean island.

After the Virgin founder read an interview with Bates in The Sunday Times in which Bates joked, “If Richard Branson is reading this, I’d love a holiday,” Branson reached out via the newspaper to offer the gift. His message to Bates in full was:

Dear Alan, I did get the chance to read your moving interview in The Times, and we’d love to offer you and Suzanne a well-earned holiday on Necker Island — I can’t think of anyone who deserves a break more. Hopefully see you there. Best, Richard.

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