The British Forces Broadcasting Service teamed up with this year's Scarborough Beached Festival to raise money for Forces' charities. BFBS staff and service personnel were at the music festival last weekend selling wristbands and rattling collection tins in aid of the Big Salute campaign. BFBS Radio DJs, back from broadcasting to Forces in Iraq, also joined in the event taking over the MC-ing on Friday night.
The Big Salute campaign is aimed at showing respect, admiration and support for those who have served their country and been seriously injured or are suffering from less visible scars.
According to BFBS, Scarborough is a Forces-friendly seaside resort, with many local businesses displaying a ‘Heroes Welcome' sticker, and promising a warm welcome, and in some cases a discount, to military personnel.
Hope everyone had a good weekend and that those tins were really heavy.
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