11:02AM, Tuesday 14 May 2013
Dozens attended a tea party at a Windsor pub to raise cash for the families of servicemen.
More than £1,300 was raised for the The Soldiers’ Sailors’ and Airman’s Families Association at the event, held at the Bel and The Dragon on April 28.
Dennis Garrett SSAFA Divisional Secretary said “I would like to thank the Bel & The Dragon for their support today and providing a wonderful tea, and helping us to raise a fantastic sum of money.
“SSAFA Forces Help is a very important charity providing much needed financial, practical and emotional assistance to anyone that is currently serving or has ever served in the Army, Navy or RAF, and their families.”
The SSAFA is the UK’s oldest armed forces charity, supporting service men and women and their families since 1885.
This is the third fundraiser for the charity the pub has held since 2011.
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