Parcels for deployed troops

PUBLISHED: 16:54 27 July 2008 | UPDATED: 09:23 10 June 2010

SUNDAY, JULY 27: A LYMPSTONE man is travelling round the supermarkets to continue his work in helping soldiers abroad and to start fundraising for the Christmas appeal. Peter Bond, Area Coordinator of Support Our Soldiers (SOS), started his appeal for donations of blank

A LYMPSTONE man is travelling round the supermarkets to continue his work in helping soldiers abroad and to start fundraising for the Christmas appeal.Peter Bond, Area Coordinator of Support Our Soldiers (SOS), started his appeal for donations of blank Christmas cards, greetings cards and postcards, which can be included in the parcels sent to troops, at Tesco last weekend. He said: "Postcards are particularly welcomed, especially those containing pictures of the local area."This is a great way of supporting the men and women of our forces, as the cards are very much appreciated by those who receive them."This week a consignment of 24 welfare parcels was sent to the troops serving in Afghanistan, which takes the amount of parcels sent so far to 305.The welfare packages were collected by representatives for The Third Commando Royal Marine Armoured Support Unit, who are currently deployed in Afghanistan.


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