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Full army uniform aids Colne fund-raiser

Photo Ian Robinson
Les Robinson, dressed in WW1 army uniform, collecting money for Help for Heroes at the Sainsbury's Superstore in Colne

Photo Ian Robinson Les Robinson, dressed in WW1 army uniform, collecting money for Help for Heroes at the Sainsbury's Superstore in Colne

A former soldier from Pendle is giving his fund-raising a new spin in the centenary year of the First World War.

Les Robinson (71) has been driving up funds “whenever and wherever” for Help for Heroes for more than four years.

But now he has been able to attract even more attention - after being given a full army uniform by Barnes JB Ltd, in Nelson.

The former Rolls-Royce worker, who lives in Colne, said: “I really want to thank this company, as it has increased the amount I raise each weekend by quite a lot of money. I would also like to thank the people of Burnley and Pendle for their generosity.”

Mr Robinson, who raised £944.50 after spending just three days in Sainsbury’s, in Colne, is also hoping to take on the Coast to Coast challenge this year,

If weather permits, he will complete the challenge in First World War gear and he will be sponsored by Northern Polytunnels.

He will be at Sainsbury’s, in Burnley, this weekend, and will be at Oswaldtwistle Mill on Good Friday and Easter Saturday.

 

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