King’s Lynn charity listens and learns

Bridge for Heroes fundraising morning ANL-150316-083132009
Bridge for Heroes fundraising morning ANL-150316-083132009
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Veterans were invited to Lynn’s Bridge for Heroes to meet youngsters taking part in the National Citizen Service who are compiling a book.

Students from the College of West Anglia, along with those from other schools and sixth forms, arranged a coffee morning at the General Dannatt Contact Centre in South Clough Lane so that stories, pictures and poems could be shared.

Martins Strals, chief communications officer for Bridge for Heroes, said: “The students made the vets feel comfortable and created a homely atmosphere. They even brought along cakes. During the course of the morning they managed to collect a lot of material. As well as talking to the vets, they took pictures and scanned photographs which had been brought in to use in the book.

“The plan is that the book will go on sale in a couple of weeks’ time at outlets in the town centre, and money raised will be donated back to us. We are always in need of support as the numbers we help are increasing.

“In February there were just under 600 support sessions and so far this month we have already had 780 sessions.” MLNF15AF03221