Honour for parents of late Marine Hollington

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A COUPLE whose son was the 300th serviceman to be killed in Afghanistan have been recognised for their charity work.

Robin and Jenny Hollington, from Petersfield, have worked tirelessly for charities since their Marine son Richard was killed in 2010.

Last month they were honoured for their work with Hounds for Heroes which trains assistance dogs to help injured service personnel and emergency workers.

They were given an Endal Award by Dogs Today magazine, named after the late assistance dog Endal, owned by Allen Parton from Petersfield, the founder of Hounds for Heroes.

Editor Beverley Cuddy, said: ‘Robin and Jen are completely inspirational people.

‘Robin admits he’s a man on a mission, one he’d never have wished for. Jen has become a vital part of the wonderful community that is Hounds for Heroes.

‘I know how proud they are of their son Richard, but I would think their son would be incredibly proud of his parents, too.’