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Soldier's father raises £7,000 for Help for Heroes
THE father of a soldier from Salisbury who cheated death in Afghanistan last year has raised more than £7,000 for Help for Heroes.
Martin Docking started raising money for the charity in August after his 18-year-old son Sam, serving with 1 Rifles in Helmand Province last year, stepped on an improvised explosive device that failed to go off while he was on foot patrol.
He planned a charity clay pigeon shoot at the Piggery and grew a beard in preparation for a charity shave in September. Mr Docking said: “The response from clubs, pubs, shops and individuals has been truly fantastic.”