A fundraising night at Rubix Nightclub in Corby will be held on Friday August 28 in the name and memory of Corby’s Lance Corporal James Ashworth VC. James was posthumously awarded the Victoria Cross, the highest and most prestigious award for gallantry in the face of the enemy that can be awarded to British and Commonwealth forces.
He was killed in Afghanistan on June 13, 2012, as he led his fire team in an attack on an enemy-held compound and is only the 14th recipient of the award since the end of the Second World War.
The event to be hosted by the town centre night spot will benefit BLESMA, a charity which helps limbless veterans live independent, fullfilling lives. BLESMA has been selected by James’s family since they have previously donated to the charity due to it’s importance to the fallen hero’s family.
Organiser Rebecca Abram said: “We will be charging an entry fee on the door with a percentage of this going towards the chosen charity.
“We will be selling raffle tickets on the evening and we are hoping local businesses will help support this evening held for a local hero.”