Thanks to Ilkeston folk

Sir,

I do sincerely hope that you will be able to find space in your paper to publish this letter. I should explain that I am the Secretary for the Derbyshire Branch of the Soldiers, Sailors, Airman’s families Association Forces Help - known as SSAFA, and I am also a member of the Solders Charity - Derbyshire committee - and we have undertaken collections in the Tesco and Aldi Stores during October.

We collected in Tesco for the Soldiers Charity and in Aldi for the benefit of SSAFA.

Each of these events ran for two days - Friday and Saturday, and we have to report that each was a spectacular success.

The total funds raised was slightly more than £2,750!

May we therefore, through your columns thank the people of Ilkeston, for their stupendous generosity and tell them how grateful we all are.

M.S. Cheetham Col (rtd)

Branch Secretary