A TALK about the life of a military spy has raised more than £4,500 for a Salisbury-based charity.

My Life as a Cold War Spy was the talk presented last Wednesday (March 13) by Major General Peter Williams, who told guests about his time spent as a British commander and military spy.

He detailed experiences including his time serving in Berlin during the Cold War as a regimental intelligence officer, followed by working as an officer and military spy in Berlin and East Germany in the 1980s.

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The fundraising event was organised by Alabare Wiltshire Ambassadors, to raise money for homeless charity Alabare.

The total amount of money raised from the evening at St Francis’ Church exceeded £4,500, and Commodore Richard Lord, chairman of the Alabare Wiltshire Ambassadors, said that guests described the event as “a most enjoyable, successful and informative evening”, adding: “I was delighted with the evening.”

“We were very grateful to the speakers Major Richard Rimmington, Major General Peter Williams and our high sheriff Nicky Alberry, and very proud of the Salisbury Sea and Royal Marine Cadets who supported us.

“Raising funds for Alabare is so important to help those in need.”