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Ben Cohen MBE is an England 2003 Rugby World Cup Winner who likes to do things differently. Moving away from the more traditional rugby testimonial theme, the Ben Cohen Testimonial Committee are holding a ground breaking event at The Dorchester, London on the 28th May 2008. ‘BENediction’ is an exclusive evening of fun, feasting and frivolity aimed primarily at including his legions of fans in the gay community in the testimonial celebrations.

With millions of hits on his website each month and pole position at the top of the Gay Icon list in the Sunday Times, Ben’s committee are wise enough to realise that they need to give all his uniquely diverse fanbase the opportunity to get involved.

The Dorchester event is unique – a first amongst rugby testimonials. Guests are promised a whole host of treats and surprises making this event a real ‘one off’ and not to be missed. Ben Cohen fans need to make sure that they reserve their places quickly as they are expected to snapped up fast

‘BENediction’ is one of 6 events the committee are staging this year but this is the only one which focuses solely on the hunky, big hitting winger himself. Ben has already carried out radio interviews with Gaydar Nation Radio, an interview and photo shoot with Gay Times and attended a signing at Prowler in Soho for the 2008 Testimonial Calendar, The Real Ben Cohen. This man is open minded, willing to accept diversity and carries the belief that everyone should lead their lives the way they see fit.

Ben is married with twin daughters and currently lives in France. Following an eleven year career with Northampton Saints, he now runs out as number 11 for C A Brive in the Limoges region of France. He is a 21st Century man with a big heart, a dashing smile and a relaxed, friendly manner. A winner all round!

The Ben Cohen Testimonial Committee have chosen to support Orchid Male Cancer and Northamptonshire and Warwickshire Air Ambulance for this celebratory year.

Full details of the event and tickets are available on

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