Newham

Cheque cares for casualties

28 November 2013 in Community safety and Events
Deputy Mayor Councillor Lester Hudson presented a cheque for £5,200 on behalf of Newham Council to the Care for Casualties charity.​
Cheque cares 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.”