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Friends of the PWRR at Armed Forces Day, Guildford

June 30, 2015
June 30, 2015

“Today we celebrate our brave servicemen and women who work so hard to keep our country safe’ David Cameron, Prime Minister

Guildford was the national focus for Armed Forces Day on the 27th June. The morning began with a Cathedral service; attended by 900 service personal, followed by a military parade that finished in Stoke Park where a day of celebration lay ahead.

The Veterans and Charities arena in Stoke Park was the backdrop for activities and throughout the day we saw a number of the PWRR Regiment past and present.

Leading her team of volunteers, Lynn, the PWRR Ambassador raised over £1000 for the benevolent fund through a cake sale, tombola and face-painting. The ladies worked tirelessly to secure over 6000 cakes and pastries in the lead up to the day, gaining the support and recognition of local businesses. They also designed and sold PWRR ‘Tigers’ aprons that proved very popular on the day! Contact them on Twitter if you would like to find out more.

Our friends at Arundel Brewery supported the Regimental Reunion. An independent family owned Brewery, Arundel have attended a number of the Tigers events in the past few months and it’s always a pleasure to work with them. Karsten Waller of the ‘Sussex Hog Father’ was also out in force on the day with a never-ending queue at his stand.

Both organisations made a generous donation to the Friends of the PWRR Ride To Recovery challenge in recognition of the work of the charity.

PWRR Ride to Recovery

The Tigers Ride To Recovery team were there running a cycle challenge and getting people up to speed (pardon the pun) about September’s endurance cycle event.

Ride To Recovery will see us covering over 3000 miles in 14 days in order to raise funds for our military charity.  Follow us on twitter  and Facebook to keep up to date with the teams progress and join in conversations using #tigersr2r.

The sun shone, friends and families were out in force and a great day was had by all, #FiercePride.

Post by Brian Wood, MC

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