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Armed Forces Parade raises £750

News from the Lincs Free Press and Spalding Guardian, spaldingtoday.co.uk, @LincsFreePress on Twitter

News from the Lincs Free Press and Spalding Guardian, spaldingtoday.co.uk, @LincsFreePress on Twitter

The armed forces’ parade held in Spalding last Tuesday has raised £751.21 for the charity, Veterans’ Aid.

The parade was organised by ex-service organisations including The Royal Naval Association, The Lincolns, The Parachute Regiment and The Royal British Legion with help from Spalding councillor Angela Newton.

Ken Willows, chairman of Spalding branch of The Lincolns, said: “We want to thank everybody who contributed – all the ex-service associations, Angela Newton, South Holland District Council, Tulip Radio, the market traders, the shops and the people who gave for their generosity.”

The associations taking part have their own charities, so the organisers decided all money raised should go to an independent charity.

Veterans’ Aid describes itself as the “A&E (accident and emergency) of the veterans’ world”.

Last year it provided more than 21,300 nights of accommodation for veterans in crisis and dealt with more than 3,400 calls for help.

 

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