Red Caps raise funds

Soldiers from 158 Pro Coy, 3RMP hand over the money they raised from a 24-hour cycle ride and row

Soldiers from 158 Pro Coy, 3RMP hand over the money they raised from a 24-hour cycle ride and row

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SOLDIERS from 158 Pro Coy, 3RMP in Bulford have raised £2,404 for the Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Families’ Association (SSAFA), presenting the money to Dr Minnie Cowan, chairman of the local SSAFA committee.

The funds were raised at a 24-hour cycle ride and row at the Southampton Road Tesco store in Salisbury.

The soldiers took turns on the machines in the shop foyer, supported by a team of bucket bearers collecting money from very generous members of public.

The team was actively supported by Jenny Millard, Tesco’s community liaison manager, who not only plied the team with a continual supply of refreshments and contributed a prize for the Big Brew raffle, but also spent 30 minutes on the rowing machine herself.

The event raised £1,817, with the rest coming from the raffle and a cake sale.

Many thanks to the family, friends and members of 158 Provost Company and HQ, to Special Investigation Branch RMP Regiment for making all the delicious cakes and to everyone who contributed to the success of these two events.

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