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 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.