TWO local authorities joined forces to mark National Heroes’ Day.
A lunchtime quiz was organised and colleagues at Havant Borough Council and East Hampshire District Council made cakes to bring in and sell to raise funds for the charity Help for Heroes.
Staff supported the event last year too, with many dressing up as their favourite heroes and heroines.
Planning officer Aaron Wright organised the event across both councils in honour of her friend William Blanchard from 101 (City of London) Engineer Regiment (Explosive Ordnance Disposal), serving with the Counter-Improvised Explosive Device Task Force, who was killed in Afghanistan two years ago.
Aaron said: ‘I am amazed at the generosity of my colleagues and friends who have made and bought in cakes to sell. It’s been overwhelming.
‘Dressing up as heroes or dressing down is a great way to get people motivated to take part.
‘With each person donating for the privilege we have raised more than £680 and we’re still counting.’