Soldiers collection a success

Soliders charity collection
Soliders charity collection

THE generosity of the Berwick community and the surrounding area was much in evidence on the weekend of Friday and Saturday, October 7 and 8, judging by the generous donations to the Army Benevolent Fund collection at Berwick’s Tesco store resulting in a total of £830.

The collection was a joint venture involving Berwickshire representatives of the Scots Guards Association and young volunteers from the Berwick branch of the Northumbria Army Cadet Force who joined in on the second day.

The presence of the cadets impacted considerably on the collection as their immaculate appearance offered a vivid reminder of those who can benefit from the charity.

A Berwickshire member of the Scots Guards Association explained: “The ABF Soldier’s Charity offers support to serving soldiers, former soldiers and their families in times of need.

“It stands by them in conflict and in peacetime, throughout their lives.

“The immediate help we offer is a lifeline. But we look to the future too, keeping ahead of the game, finding the best ways to give medical, technical and financial support to give the best possible outlook for the men and women who sacrifice so much for us.”

For further information on the ABF Soldier’s Charity, check out the website www.soldierscharity.org.

The ABF Soldier’s Charity wishes to offer sincere and grateful thanks to Tesco for its support in allowing the collection to take place in its Berwick store.