A group of residents in Peterborough have got together determined to let the guys on the frontline know that they are not forgotten and the people back home are proud of what they are doing out in Afghanistan and Iraq. The group, led by Mrs Gloria Aschettino whose 18 year-old son Liam is serving with 51st Parachute Squadron out in Afghanistan, has been working hard getting together "shoebox" parcels to send out to the troops. The first batch of 50 parcels is now winging its way to Afghanistan and the contents ( including toiletries, sweets, DVDs, magazines and copies of the local paper) will soon be giving a morale-boosting lift to the recipients.
Mrs Aschettino said: "As a mother, you send over stuff for them as you do worry about what they are going through. But some people, for whatever reason, don't have families. Liam headed back to Afghanistan last week for another tour of duty and said getting parcels from home made a real difference to everyone out there.
Who said Peterborough doesn't support our Armed Forces?
Well done Gloria and all the other members of the group!