Troop aid

PUBLISHED: 09:05 14 March 2008 | UPDATED: 08:54 10 June 2010

MORE than 30 parcels of Easter gifts for our troops in Afghanistan have been purchased – thanks to generous donors. Peter Bond, 47, of Lympstone, is the Devon and Cornwall co-ordinator for Support Our Soldiers – and he was in the Magnolia Centre raising the money on Saturday.

MORE than 30 parcels of Easter gifts for our troops in Afghanistan have been purchased - thanks to generous donors.

Peter Bond, 47, of Lympstone, is the Devon and Cornwall co-ordinator for Support Our Soldiers - and he was in the Magnolia Centre raising the money on Saturday.

Cards, chocolates, clothing, letters, messages of support, food and toiletries were donated or bought by passersby.

Peter recently handed over the gifts for the Royal Marines to Sergeant Raggett of the Army's 243 Field Hospitals Unit.

The unit, currently serving in Afghanistan, is scheduled to receive the parcels in time for Easter.

The parcels contained much-needed essentials that will make life that little bit more bearable for the men and women serving in the Field Hospital Unit.

A further consignment will be handed over to the Royal Marine Commandos next week.

Said Peter: "These gifts were purchased from donations generously given by local people.

"The gifts and Easter cards will be greatly appreciated by our forces and will make a great difference to their quality of life, while serving out in Afghanistan.

"Thank you to all those who have donated to The Support Our Soldiers Easter Appeal. This includes the splendid effort by the ladies of Littleham cum Exmouth and Holy Trinity Churches, and of the British Legion.

"They have knitted socks for the troops and raised money to buy long johns and warm tops for our soldiers to help keep them warm out in the cold weather in Afghanistan."

Peter is looking for volunteers to assist him and for more information you can contact him on: (01395) 225722.


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