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Morrisons foot the bill to treat Spalding veterans

Frank White (centre) pictured with Keith and Yvonne Crawford at a recent collection in Morrison's for the WWII Memorial. (SG260118-102TW) (1996163)
Frank White (centre) pictured with Keith and Yvonne Crawford at a recent collection in Morrison's for the WWII Memorial. (SG260118-102TW) (1996163)

Morrison’s supermarket is footing the bill so up to 30 veterans can enjoy a buffet at Spalding Services and Social Club, in High Street.

The event is also open to ex-service personnel and those who served in the Merchant Navy.

It is being organised by Spalding branch of The Royal British Legion (RBL) and starts at 2pm on Thursday, June 7.

Tickets are available now on a first come, first served basis from Bookmark, in The Crescent, Spalding.

Morrison’s at Pinchbeck has been a stalwart supporter of the charity committee working to provide a new WWII memorial in Ayscoughfee Gardens by allowing veterans to hold bucket collections in the store.

Frank White, chairman of Spalding’s RBL branch and a member of the war memorial committee, says he’s very grateful for the supermarket’s support.

He said the buffet will be a morale booster for ex-service personnel and it will be followed by a get together for friends and family.

It’s a completely new event for Spalding.

Mr White said: “A big thank you to Morrison’s for making this possible.”

Spalding branch of the RBL meets at 6pm for 6.30pm on the second Tuesday of the month at its headquarters, 35B Spring Gardens, Spalding, and is on the look out for new members. Anyone thinking of joining can attend one of the meetings.

People joining the RBL do not need to have an ex-service background.

The Legion is a charity providing financial, social and emotional support to members and veterans.


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