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Holiday for Heroes thanks Colchester Rotary Club for support
A COLCHESTER club has raised £9,000 for a charity which provides holidays for injured service personnel.
Holidays for Heroes provides breaks away in Jersey for members of the armed forces who have suffered injury - either mentally or physically.
The organisation has given respite to more than 1,000 injured service personnel since it started five years ago.
And the Rotary Club of Colchester has now raised nearly £9,000 to provide holidays for 19 members of the Colchester-based Parachute Regiment.
They can be accompanied on their holiday by their wives or partners as well as some children to give families a chance to come to terms with their experiences.
Founders Dawn and Richard Woodhouse thanked the club for its support.
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