Search

Romford and District branch of Royal Marines Association nets £2,700 thanks to Tesco shoppers

PUBLISHED: 11:44 01 July 2013 | UPDATED: 11:44 01 July 2013

(L-R) Branch member Brian Cooper, chairman Les Wright and branch member Rory Colmer

(L-R) Branch member Brian Cooper, chairman Les Wright and branch member Rory Colmer

Archant

The Romford and District branch of the Royal Marines Association raised more than £2,700 during a charity drive at Tesco Roneo Corner.

The fundraiser took place on Friday, June 21 and Saturday, June 22 at the Romford supermarket, with the aim of raising cash to support servicemen and women injured in Iraq and Afghanistan, as well as the families of those killed or injured in conflict.

Branch chairman Les Wright said he wanted to thank Tesco shoppers for their generosity.

“The Branch would like to thank Mr Earls and the staff at the store for their continued support of our service personnel, both retired and serving,” he added.

In total, shoppers donated £2,780.

Romford and District Royal Marines Association meets on the third Wednesday of every month at 8pm, at the Royal British Legion in Hornchurch High Street.

Anyone wishing to help or interested in joining can contact Les on 01708 509673.

Comments have been disabled on this article.

Latest Romford News Stories

A police officer’s career was left in jeopardy after he was handed a community order for downloading indecent images of children and extreme animal porn.

Yesterday, 16:36

The final acts and entertainment of the borough’s biggest summer event, the Havering Show, have been unveiled.

Yesterday, 15:52

After several months of detailed discussions, a potential merger between Havering College and Barking and Dagenham college has been called off.

Yesterday, 14:27

Cancer patients are happier with their care than previous years at the borough’s NHS trust, according to a survey.

Yesterday, 12:06

Police are unable to say how much progress has been made in deciding whether there is enough evidence to reopen an investigation into how a man came to be found dead in a cement mixer.

Yesterday, 10:27

A Year 4 pupil ended the school year on a high with a visit to the House of Lords after winning a writing competition.

Yesterday, 08:30

“Common sense prevailed” in the eyes of the council leader, as cabinet members rejected a motion calling for Havering to leave the Greater London Authority (GLA).

Wed, 18:00

A man has been jailed for five years for his part in a late night crime spree that began when two cars were stolen in Harold Hill in June.

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Most read news

Show Job Lists

News from your area

Competitions

Having a brand new kitchen is something that lots of people want but can only dream of. Sadly keeping up to date and making our living spaces as nice as they can be is a costly and incredibly stressful business. Even a fresh coat of paint makes all the difference but isn’t easy or quick.

Who wouldn’t love the chance to go on a shopping spree. Imagine being able to walk into a shop and choose whatever your heart desires without having to worry about how much it costs.

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the
Romford Recorder
e-edition today

Subscribe

Education and Training

cover

Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now