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.”