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Annual Lymington Remembrance Walk Challenge raises £4,277 in aid of bereavement charity Scotty's Little Soldiers

A TEAM of military veterans and supporters put on their walking boots to raise more than £4,000 for a charity which supports bereaved children.

The Lymington Remembrance Walk Challenge, set up four years ago, involves the group walking more than 23km and visiting nine local war memorials along the route.

A new stop for last year’s walk, held on Remembrance Day, was the memorial at Lymington Hospital, where the team of 15 were met by members of Lymington Hospital Friends who provided welcome refreshments.

The group raised more than £4,000
The group raised more than £4,000

Among those taking part was Andrew Miller, who said: “It's such a great thing to be involved with, paying our respects to local veterans and at the same time raising money for some wonderful causes.”

This year they raised £4,277, which has been donated to Scotty’s Little Soldiers, a charity which supports the bereaved children of fallen servicemen and women.

To date, the group has raised over £13,600 for various veterans charities.

The group was recognised for its efforts at a recent meeting of Lymington Veterans Breakfast Club at the town’s Royal British Legion, where they received rousing applause from members.

Also honoured at the breakfast was 99-year-old Colonel Hugh Colley, who was awarded a framed copy of his original OBE award citation from 1980 by Lymington RBL chair John Dean.

Chairman of Lymington RBL John Dean presented Col Hugh Colley with his OBE citation
Chairman of Lymington RBL John Dean presented Col Hugh Colley with his OBE citation

Col Colley was said to be “absolutely delighted” with his gift.

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