Cash aid for troops
PUBLISHED: 15:46 18 August 2008 | UPDATED: 09:30 10 June 2010
MONDAY, AUGUST 18: TUCKING into cream teas has raised £185 for a charity which supports those serving in the armed forces. Friends of Budleigh Salterton Temple Methodist Church and Celia Cockett held the event to raise much-needed funds for the Support Our Soldiers (SOS) ch
TUCKING into cream teas has raised £185 for a charity which supports those serving in the armed forces.Friends of Budleigh Salterton Temple Methodist Church and Celia Cockett held the event to raise much-needed funds for the Support Our Soldiers (SOS) charity.The money raised at the event will go towards supplying good quality welfare parcels for serving overseas troops from Devon and Cornwall.People attending the cream tea event were also asked to sign cards for the serving troops.SOS South West spokesman Peter Bond, who is appealing for post cards containing pictures of the local area and Christmas and greetings cards ahead of the Christmas appeal, which starts in September, said: "The aim and objectives of SOS is to support the men and women of our forces who serve in operations overseas, including Iraq and Afghanistan. "Our forces serve in quite harsh and often dangerous conditions and the welfare parcels sent out to them make their lives a lot more bearable"From the feed back I have received people serving in far away places such as Iraq and Afghanistan very much appreciate receiving gifts and mail from people they do not know, and this is a great boost to their morale. "It appears there are many people serving in our forces today who do not have any family or relations to support them and the forces become like a family to them.