Cadets gallop home for charity collection

Some of th local cadets who helped colect for ABF The Soldiers' Charity at the mega race day EMN-150209-145419001
Some of th local cadets who helped colect for ABF The Soldiers' Charity at the mega race day EMN-150209-145419001

It was a bumper collection night at the Sir Tom Jones concert at Market Rasen Races when ‘ABF The Soldiers’ Charity’ was the nominated fundraiser.

The total raised was just over £3,000 from the capacity 14,000 crowd, and most of the collectors stayed behind for the concert.

Members of Lincolnshire Army Cadet Forces from Caistor and Market Rasen detachments and Army Reservists from 160 Squadron, 158 Regiment Royal Logistic Corps helped local members of ABF The Soldiers’ Charity with the bucket collection and shop.

Major (Retired) Nick 
Bodian, Regional Director ABF The Soldiers’ Charity East Midlands, said: “Last year, the charity made 87 
individual grants to 
Lincolnshire soldiers, army veterans and their families totalling over £69.5K.

“I am most grateful to 
Market Rasen Racecourse for their support to our important charity which provides significant financial assistance to soldiers, veterans and their families every year.”

ABF The Soldiers’ Charity was formed in 1944 and is the British Army’s preferred national charity.

The Charity supports soldiers, former soldiers and their families in need, through individual grants and through other charities.

For further details or if you would like to volunteer to assist with local fundraising contact: ABF The Soldiers’ Charity - East Midlands Regional Office on 0115 957 2103, email eastmidlands@soldierscharity.org or visit www.soldierscharity.org