Romford charity collects almost �3,000 for service personnel

Almost �3,000 was collected by shoppers donating to the Romford branch of a charity which helps injured service personnel last weekend.

The Royal Marines Association, Romford and District Branch collected at Asda, Merrielands Crescent, Dagenham, to help people injured in Iraq and Afghanistan and the families of those who have lost their lives in service as well as other veterans.

Branch chairman Les Wright, said: “Our collectors were overwhelmed by the fact that Asda shoppers donated an absolutely amazing �2,969 over the two days and I wish to thank them all for their generosity at a time when everyone has to be careful financially.

“The branch would also like to mention the manager and staff at the store for their continued support of our service personnel, both retired and serving.”

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

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Anyone wishing to help or interested in joining the association should contact the Chairman on 01708 509673.

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