Newham's cash for war-injured charity
PUBLISHED: 08:49 02 December 2013 | UPDATED: 08:49 02 December 2013
A charity that supports servicemen and women injured in the line of duty has received more than £5,000 from Newham Council.
Deputy Mayor councillor Lester Hudson presented a cheque for £5,200 on behalf of the council to Care for Casualties.
Care for Casualties is an appeal run by The Rifles Regimental Trust, which provides welfare and support to casualties injured during the Afghanistan and Iraq conflicts.
Cllr Hudson presented the cheque to G Company 7 Rifles at The Cedars Territorial Army Centre in West Ham during an open evening to showcase what the TA and regular Army can offer to those interested in joining.
The money was raised during collections at community events staged by the council, including the Under the Stars music nights. Major Larry Davis, Officer Commanding G Company 7 Rifles accepted the cheque on behalf of the charity.
Cllr Hudson said: “Care for Casualties gives the families of fallen riflemen and the wounded and their families, the support, inspiration and means to rebuild their lives and make the best of their futures. We thank residents and businesses whose donations have helped show our appreciation for this courage and sacrifice.”