Colne supermarket collection helps war veterans

Fundraising members of Salute during their fundraising day at ASDA in Colne.

Fundraising members of Salute during their fundraising day at ASDA in Colne.

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dedicated Colne fundraisers raised approximately £700 for a charity close to their hearts.

Veterans and their families were among those taking part in a special event at Colne’s Asda, which involved a raffle and collection buckets. All money raised was donated to Salute.

Diane Springthorpe, Asda’s community life manager, said: “Salute provides help and support for veterans in the area.

“It helps people just coming out of the forces from Afghanistan, right up to the Falklands veterans.

“The fundraiser was brilliant, and was for a really good cause.

“We don’t realise how many in this area are serving or who have served. It’s nice to see places coming up to help them.”

Programmes and support that Salute offers includes advice, work placement and counselling.