Frinton: Golf day raises massive total to boost soldier's charity

Golf day raises massive total to boost soldier's charity

Golf day raises massive total to boost soldier's charity

First published in News

A TRAIN worker has raised more than £7,700 for a soldiers’ charity.

Customer services officer Colin Martin, who is a familiar face at Colchester and Chelmsford stations, has set aside the money for Help for Heroes.

He raised £7,709 during a golf day at Frinton Golf Club, which was followed by a hog roast and a disco.

His employer, Greater Anglia, also provided four First Class train tickets as a prize during the disco.

The latest total means Mr Martin has raised £17,000 for the charity.

He presented a cheque to the charity at its base in Chavasse VC Recovery Centre in Colchester.

He said: “I’d like to say a very big thank you to my family, friends, colleagues as well as the local businesses who have supported me.

“Together we’ve raised a fantastic amount for a very worthwhile charity.”

Steve Schollar, Chavasse VC Recovery Centre Manager, said: “Yet again I am moved by the generosity of Colin and his fellow golfers.

“Their consistent support for Help for Heroes and Chavasse VC Recovery Centre has made a real and immediate impact on our ability directly to assist the young men and women who so clearly need our help.”

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