Monday, 22 June 2009

Royal Anglians: Poachers wristband appeal reaches target

2 Royal Anglian, The Poachers have reached their fundraising target of £30,000.

The money raised will support the families of soldiers killed or injured fighting for their country.Some of the money will also go towards the new Royal Anglian Regiment Memorial which is being set up at Duxford to honour the 68 Royal Anglians who have died since the Regiment was formed 50 years ago.

Captain Martyn Cook, a battalion adjutant, came up with the idea for the wristbands. He said: "We're delighted we've reached the target. The cash will be well spent supporting our soldiers and their families."

About 15,000 wristbands have been sold since June last year, bearing the slogan: Supporting Our Heroes – The Poachers.

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