Saffron Walden Lions support local heroes at Carver Barracks

PUBLISHED: 10:10 29 May 2011

Lion President John Martin and other members of Saffron Walden Lions with Jeff Leach from the OEG presenting the cheque to Lt Col Simon Bell and RSM Justin Lewis, plus other members from 33 Regiment

Lion President John Martin and other members of Saffron Walden Lions with Jeff Leach from the OEG presenting the cheque to Lt Col Simon Bell and RSM Justin Lewis, plus other members from 33 Regiment

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FOLLOWING another successful Easter Eggs raffle in pubs throughout the district, Saffron Walden Lions Club has presented the Injured Soldiers Charity Fund based at Carver Barracks with a donation of £1,000.

The presentation was made at the Old English Gentleman in Gold Street to RSM Justin Lewis and his colleagues.

The fund has been able to help the soldiers and their relatives in a more personal way than the larger military charities.

Club president John Martin said: “Whenever possible we try to support local causes, but this year we once again wanted to recognize the bravery of our troops fighting in Afghanistan.

“When we heard about the Carver Barracks charity fund we recognised that we could achieve both of these objectives.”

He added: “We are delighted in the way the public have responded and the pubs which ran the raffles. Of the seven who supported us, we are particularly grateful to the OEG which raised £200.”

The other pubs who supported the raffles were the Bluebell in Hempstead, the Crown in Linton, the Crown in Little Walden, the Coach & Horses in Newport, the Queens Head in Littlebury and the Kings Arms in Saffron Walden.

Carver Barracks is hosting an open day on Saturday 9 July with a range of attractions which will also support the local charity.

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