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MORE than £1,000 has been handed over to help servicemen and their families thanks to Malvern’s successful Armed Forces Day celebrations.
The town’s first Armed Forces Gala saw hundreds of people pack into Victoria Park, in Malvern Link, to show their support for the men and women serving the country.
As well as a military parade and live music there were displays of military vehicles and even aerial displays from local pilot Richard Goodwin – nicknamed the Red Baron.
Proceeds from the evening back in June have now been added up and organiser John Jordan was delighted to hand over £1,200 to the Malvern and Upton division of the Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Families Association (SSAFA).
He said the event had surpassed all of his expectations.
“We were absolutely delighted with the result and the turnout and support from the general public,” he said.
“It is very satisfying to be able to hand over this money to such a worthy cause.”
Mike Yolland, local Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Families Association chairman, said he was thrilled by the support and that the donation would be “most valuable” in helping assist local cases.
He appealed to any Malvern Gazette readers who may know someone in need of support to get in touch by calling 01905 21728.
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