Organisers John Shaw from Cheddar and Charlotte Grant from Cross put on a wonderful evening which raised around £4000 for the charity. As well as raising lots of money, the event was a celebration to mark the recent safe return from Afghanistan of many local lads from Cheddar and the surrounding villages.
In her speech, Tessa paid tribute to our armed forces and the fantastic work that Help for Heroes does to support our soldiers returning from operations with physical and mental injuries.
Tessa also paid special tribute to local grandfather and co-event organiser John Shaw, who has already raised nearly £100,000 for Help for Heroes through his amazing fundraising efforts. Around three years ago, after beating serious illnesses, John embarked on a journey touring Britain on his bike to raise money for our soldiers and he is still going strong on his tour today. To find out more and to donate you can visit http://www.justgiving.com/JohnShaw007
Tessa said “It was great to be asked to speak at this fantastic event and I met many wonderful people. The work our brave men and women do on operations is amazing and it was an honour to be part of the evening to pay tribute and say thank you to them for all they do for us.”
- Tessa Munt MP
12th June 2012
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To find out more about the event go to http://www.frockup.co.uk