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Help for Heroes day at Stag Meadow

Help for Heroes day at Stag Meadow

Francis Batt

Help for Heroes day at Stag Meadow
Scotty the stag - he'll be there
Armoured vehicles and an inflatable firing range will add to the usual sporting excitement when Windsor Football Club hosts Help for Heroes Day on Saturday.

The vehicles and the firing range will be provided by the Coldstream Guards from nearby Victoria Barracks.

The Guards will be special guests at Stag Meadow, where the Football Club is holding its Combined Counties Premier League game against Ash United FC.

Gates open at 1pm with kick off at 3pm. Admission is free but everyone is hoping that people will be generous in their contribution to Help for Heroes, which supports service men and women wounded in conflicts around the world.

Chris Brown, the Royal Borough's town crier will be there and the Windsor based 94 Signals Regiment [Berkshire Yeomanry] will also have men and equipment present to emphasise the Territorial Army Volunteer Reserves' role in supporting regular forces.

Kevin Stott, Windsor Football Club’s founding director said: "The ‘Help for Heroes’ charity does a brilliant job for servicemen and women wounded or disabled in many conflict situations around the world.

As a club we feel it's important to help raise both awareness and funds for this charity, not least because the military plays such an on-going part in Windsor’s community and within the town’s history.

"We hope as many people as possible will come along, fill the terraces, have a great day and help us make a brilliant contribution to the charity.

Help For Heroes mascot Hero Bear  will not be there, having stepped aside to let Windsor Football Club's mascot Scotty the stag act as host.

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