CCF Bag Pack Raises Funds for Combat Stress Charity
Kimbolton School pupils have raised an impressive £1982 for the UK's leading veterans' mental health charity, by helping shoppers pack their bags at Tesco over the Christmas holidays.
Kimbolton School pupils and staff have raised an impressive £1982 for the charity Combat Stress by helping shoppers pack their bags at Tesco, St Neots, over the Christmas holidays.
A team of 26 RN, Army and RAF cadets, plus four members of staff, worked tirelessly at the tills on 23 December, earning donations as they handled everything from stuffing to sprouts.
Cadet Warrant Officer James Howlett, our Senior Cadet, said: “The highlight of the day was when a customer, Mrs Guy, whose son Alex lost his life in Afghanistan in 2011, approached the RSM and thanked him and the cadets.
“She told us that Combat Stress has helped her and those who tried to save her son to confront and overcome the psychological wounds inflicted on them from Alex's death. Her words assured us all that we were fundraising for a truly worthwhile cause.”
Combat Stress is the UK's leading veterans' mental health charity, providing specialist treatment and support to ex-servicemen and women, as well as to their families.
Well done to all those involved!