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Butcher serves up fundraising breakfast for servicemen

A total of £2,500 was raised by servicemen and members of the public at the Heroes Breakfast Tour this week

MoD L Cpl Surye Gurung enjoys a bite at the Heroes Breakfast
L Cpl Surye Gurung enjoys a bite at the Heroes Breakfast

A breakfast for heroes was served up at army barracks thanks to the generous work of an Aldershot butcher.

Paul Turner, of A Turner & Sons in North Lane, arranged for a fry up to be provided for servicemen, in return for a donation to the cause, starting at the town's St Omer Barracks at 10am on Tuesday (January 28), where they were joined by Aldershot MP Sir Gerald Howarth.

The Heroes Breakfast tour then moved onto the Mons, Lille and New Normandy barracks before visiting Deepcut's Princess Royal Barracks and finally Sainsbury's in Farnham where shoppers could also enjoy some of the food until around 3pm.

More than 3,000 servicemen were fed on the day and fundraisers from Help For Heroes and the Royal British Legion supported the event by collecting £2,500 in total. This is likely to be increased by an upcoming raffle and quiz being organised.

 

Mr Turner said: "It was giving something back to the army boys. Every single penny will be split between Help for Heroes and the Royal British Legion."

Food was provided for the event by the butchers, Noble Foods, Forces Sauces and Sainsbury’s Water Lane. Noble Foods' Eggs for Soldiers brand is sold in major retailers with a share of the profits gong to Help for Heroes, while Forces Sauces was launched in Tesco last June and donates money to the Royal British Legion and Stoll, a charity that houses and helps veterans.

Mr Turner hopes to eventually sell a range of sausages in a similar way to support the armed forces.

To donate to the Heroes Breakfast fundraiser, visit uk.virginmoneygiving.com/team/AldershotgarrisonRBL .

 
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