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Fundraising for beach hut for injured marines
A CHARITY set up in memory of a Fordingbridge soldier killed in Afghanistan has received £2,600 after a sponsored walk on the hottest day of the year.
Some 27 walkers pounded their way along the Avon Valley Path to raise money for Adam’s Hoofing Hut, which was established after the death of Royal Marine Commando Adam Brown, who was killed in 2010 at the age of 25.
One of Mr Brown’s favourite places was Mudeford, near Christchurch and he dreamed of owning a beach hut at the beauty spot.
And now, after a dedicated fundraising campaign, enough money has been raised to buy a beach hut that will be used by injured marines and their families.
“However,” said Mr Brown’s uncle John Mouland, “There must be no let-up in the fundraising.
“We want to replace the existing hut with one that specifically has wheelchair access, and we also have to find an annual ground rent of £3,500 as well as money for the upkeep each year.
“Therefore we hope people will continue to donate.”
A ten-mile yomp to raise funds for the charity will be taking place this Sunday from Fordingbridge Fire Station.
And Mr Mouland and three members of Fordingbridge Rugby Club will take part in the Challenge Adventure Cycling event, cycling 560 miles from Bruges to Stuttgart towards the end of September.
To donate to the charity go to www.adamshoofinghut.com.
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