Big brew up is a big success for the navy

HAVE A CUPPA Members of HMS Victory's ship's company at the start of the big brew up in the Victory arena  Picture: LA(Phot) Alex Knott

HAVE A CUPPA Members of HMS Victory's ship's company at the start of the big brew up in the Victory arena Picture: LA(Phot) Alex Knott

Chris Purcell, who was onboard HMS Sheffield.
 Picture: Ian Hargreaves

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HIGH winds and rain was not enough to put off these Royal Navy sailors from enjoying a charity brew up.

Able Seaman Gavin Harris, who serves on board HMS Victory, arranged tea, coffee and cakes in support of SSAFA (the Soldiers, Sailors and Airmen Families Association).

By selling treats to people in the port arena of the historic dockyard, the big brew up raised £100 for the armed forces 
charity.

AB Harris said: ‘I am very pleased with how the event went today.

‘I would like to thank the commander of HMS Victory and staff from the National Museum of the Royal Navy for allowing me to hold this event in this 
location.

‘Despite the weather, I am pleased that around 90 cakes were sold, and with some generous donating, a total of £100 has been 
raised.

‘It is all going to a very worthy cause.’

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