Eden Camp veterans raise £2,387

IN RESPONSE to Tom Baker’s Have your say column in the June 2024 issue, Geoffrey Zimmer wrote in to say: I agree it was Stalingrad which was the end of World War Two for Germany. In addition to Kraków and Kursk, Russia had so many German divisions engaged and that was where the big battles took place. It was a well put together article.

As part of the Great Tommy Sleep Out, four veterans slept out in the cold at Eden Camp for one night, raising £2,387 to help support Royal British Legion Industries (RLBI) efforts to support vulnerable veterans, who unfortunately often find themselves without a home.

The sleepout took place in the grounds of the former World War Two prisonerof-war camp on the night of March 30, with veterans Gavin Pickering, Lee White, Wayne McMahon and Alistair Candelin, joined by Jill Winters and her mum Sue Winters, braving near freezing temperatures. The group became one of the top fundraisers for the charity, with every penny raised going directly to its wide range of services.

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