Funds from dog show handed over to Carver Barracks soldiers

ROYAL Engineers from Carver Barracks have been presented with a cheque for �500 by representatives of the Thaxted Charity Fayre and Dog Show.

Lieutenant Aaron Florence, commander of 4 Troop, 21 Field Squadron, 101 (EOD) Regiment, accepted the money on behalf of the Carver Barracks Injured Soldiers Fund.

He was handed the cheque by a delegation from the event, Barry and Pat Kaufman-Wright, Lynn Coot and Colonel (Retd) Roger Burgess, which was held in July.

“It was a particular pleasure for the committee to be able to present the cheque to Lt Florence as he had been tasked, with his troop, with looking after us on the day of the show,” said Col Burgess.

This was the fifth year that the Royal Engineers at the Wimbish base had supported the event and the committee wanted to voice their gratitude for their continued support.

“Both 33 and 101 regiments are doing a tremendous job in Afghanistan and elsewhere around the world,” said Col Burgess. “This is one small way of showing our support and gratitude on behalf of the residents of Thaxted.”

However, the July weather nearly prevened any donation as the fayre and dog show was almost postponed due to atrocious weather conditions. Despite several of the day’s attractions being cancelled, many visitors, including dog owners, continued with the day in order to raise the money.