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Romford fundraiser gives football fans chance to win World Cup memorabilia signed by West Ham heroes

PUBLISHED: 14:53 06 June 2017 | UPDATED: 14:54 06 June 2017

Marie Wilkinson will raffle football memorabilia to raise money to help former service men and women. Picture Marie and David Wilkinson.

Marie Wilkinson will raffle football memorabilia to raise money to help former service men and women. Picture Marie and David Wilkinson.

Marie and David Wilkinson

A charity fundraiser is offering the chance to win a photo and shirt signed by World Cup winning footballers Sir Geoff Hurst and Martin Peters MBE.

Marie Wilkinson, 64, of Marks Road, Romford is running a raffle outside Havering Town Hall, Main Road, Romford on Saturday, June 24.

Marie volunteers for Veterans Aid, which supports ex-servicemen and women, providing accommodation, medical care and employment assistance.

In the run up to the event, Marie and husband David, 70, will have a stall at Romford Market on Saturday, June 17, selling raffle tickets at £1 per strip.

“Soldiers have done a lot for us. They do their duty and go through so much danger,” she said.

“I don’t think the soldiers should be on the street, I think it’s disgusting.

“They serve their duty and end up on the street, it breaks my heart.”

Last year, the charity helped 3535 former soldiers and provided 154 with accommodation.

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