Money raised in honour of Kinikki

TWO cousins of an RAF aircraftman, who was killed while serving in Afghanistan, have raised �3,122 with a raffle and a charity parachute jump in his honour.

TWO cousins of an RAF aircraftman, who was killed while serving in Afghanistan, have raised �3,122 with a raffle and a charity parachute jump in his honour.

Exmouth serviceman Kinikki Griffiths, 20, was killed while on a vehicle patrol in Helmand Province last July.

Louise Barnes organised the raffle on Sunday night at the RAFA Club, with businesses donating prizes to go to Help for Heroes, raising �1,622.

Kyah Steele jumped out of an aeroplane at Dunkeswell, raising �1,550.


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It follows raising �800 in collections at Tesco in Salterton Road and at the Budgens shop in Brixington.

Louise said: “ I want to thank everybody who turned out and brought a raffle ticket. I also want to thank Autosave for donating a sat nav, Devon Cliffs for the spa tickets and Daffodils for the �25 voucher - and all the other businesses who donated.”

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Kyah, 23, who said the �1,550 she raised surpassed expectations, presented the cheque to Rob Toomey, the military liaison officer at the Defence Medical Rehabilitation Centre Headley Court.

The presentation took place at Exmouth War Memorial where Kinniki’s name was recently immortalised.

“When Kinikki was killed, I wanted to do something in his honour.”

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