Fleet-based charity for World War II veterans gets help 'from above' with businessman's £1,000 donation
World War II veterans from South Holland hoping to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings in France next year can do so with some help "from above".
Harold Payne, owner of Fleet's Anglia Motel, accepted a £1,000 donation towards the Anglia Pilgrimage Fund he set up 30 years ago to pay for veterans' visit to Normandy where they can pay their respects to fallen colleagues.
The donation, from Hong Kong-based businessman Simon Murray, was brought to Fleet by private helicopter for the tenth year running after Mr Murray's wife learned how to fly a helicopter on fields owned by Mr Payne.
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