A fantastic £3,750 was raised by Army Veteran, serving Reservist and Marlow Bridge Master, Jason Perry’s 2022 London Marathon fundraising campaign in aid of two military charities; SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity and Fighting with Pride.
The dinner dance was attended by members of the Marlow Bridge Lodge, family, friends, including serving Armed Forces personnel as well as representatives of Fighting with Pride and SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity.
An auction and raffle were compared on the night by lodge members Steve and Dave Pepper; included: a day out in a classic or vintage car donated by David Pepper and DK Classics Wedding cars; a day out for two on the Thames, a tour of Inner Temple and a day out courtesy of Westways Carriage Horses.
Jason Perry said:
“it was such lovely evening with family and friends celebrating these two fantastic charities. The money raised went far beyond my expectations and will ensure both charities can continue their vital work.
“I would like to thank everyone for all their support, particularly fellow members of the Marlow Bridge Lodge, my Parents Michael and Helen for donating such a generous auction lot! I would also like to thank CarolIne Paige from Fighting With Pride and Alice Farrow from SSAFA who came to talk to us about the work of the charities.”
Alice Farrow from SSAFA said:
“I have known Jason for a very long time and know he put so much into this fantastic event. To raise nearly £4,000 is incredible and these vital funds will go towards supporting the Armed Forces community via SSAFA and the incredible work Fighting With Pride is doing.”
To find out more about SSAFA, visit ssafa.org.uk.