Regiment supports Hounds for Heroes

SMILES Allen Parton with the fundraisers
SMILES Allen Parton with the fundraisers
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MEMBERS of a Territorial Army regiment have pledged their support to a charity which provides assistance dogs to injured service personnel.

The 71 (City of London) Yeomanry Signal Regiment have spent the year fundraising for Hounds for Heroes which was founded by Clanfield resident Allen Parton.

Members of the Regiment, based in Bexleyheath, Kent, joined their Commanding Officer and Mr Parton at the charity’s headquarters, in Petersfield.

Commanding Officer Lieutenant Colonel Craig Sutherland said: ‘I met Allen two years ago, and promised that when I took over my own regiment I would help. It is a wonderful story and a wonderful thing to be able to do.

‘As the regiment’s chosen charity our aim is to raise as much money as possible to assist them in achieving their mission.’

So far they have raised more than £5,000 demonstrating their fitness and resilience using cross trainers, rowing machines, bikes, and treadmills, to customers at Sainsbury’s in Crayford, South London.

Go to houndsforheroes.com.