09:00PM, Saturday 28 February 2015
More than £19,000 was raised for ABF The Soldiers' Charity at the Berkshire committee's Big Curry Lunch.
Members of the Windsor-based 1st Battalion Coldstream Guards gave a presentation on their experiences in Afghanistan.
With several tours under their belt, the battalion returned home in October after a final nine-month tour.
Commanding officer Lieutenant Colonel Toby Till said: “I have confidence in the Afghan force’s maturity to have their hand on the tiller and go in the right direction.”
He added: “With the support of ABF The Soldiers’ Charity, we feel very well looked after whatever we do.”
Held at the Hilton Hotel in Reading on Friday, February 20, a record £19,500 was estimated to have been raised at the event.
The charity provides financial assistance to soldiers, veterans and their families in times of need.
Brigadier Peter Walker, chairman of ABF Berkshire, said: “I was delighted that this event ran so well again."
Visit www.BigCurry.org for information about hosting a Big Curry fundraiser.
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