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Club news: Romford Royal Marine veterans raise almost £2,000 for heroes

11:45 22 February 2013

Royal Navy veteran Les Wright

Royal Navy veteran Les Wright

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More than £1,800 was raised for injured ex-servicemen and veteran’s families last week.

The Romford and District Branch of the Royal Marines’ Association collected at the Morrison’s store in Becontree Heath on Friday and Saturday.

Branch chairman Les Wright said: “I would like to thank the staff at Morrison’s especially the mnager Mr Robinson and events coordinator Lauren Eales for their help and ongoing support.

“The amount raised over the two days was a staggering £1,804, a phenomenal amount given the present economic climate and would like to express my gratitude to all the shoppers who were so generous with their donations.

He added: “As the collectors are all former Royal Marines and volunteers you can rest assured that every penny will be used for the purpose for which it was given.”

The branch meets on the third Wednesday of each month at the Royal British Legion Club in High Street, Hornchurch at 8pm.

For more information contact Les on 01708 509 673.

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