Trotters get in line to donate to charity

SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity, was honoured to receive a cheque for £4,525 by Trotters, the Nottingham based line dancing group.

SSAFA East Midlands Fundraising Manager, Paul Smithurst, received the cheque from Patricia Durose of Trotters Line Dance Group.

Paul said:

“This is such a generous donation and SSAFA is very grateful. Our charity relies on kind people like the Trotters to enable it to carry out the vital work in our community. Just recently SSAFA Nottinghamshire has seen an increase in homeless veterans and suffering due to the cost-of-living crisis. You have gone a long way towards helping families in need this winter.”

Karen Sturmey and Anita Charles, Trotters Line Dance founders, have fundraised £15,000 to SSAFA in total over the last three years, regularly running events to raise money for local charities.

SSAFA relies on donations to run its world-wide support, which relies on a network of fully trained and experienced volunteers.

Operating in England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland as well as overseas, supporting tens of thousands of people from within the Armed Forces family, Regular and Reserves, serving or retired, and their families, SSAFA works hard to alleviate suffering.

Volunteers come from all walks of life and a military background is not necessary. To find out about opportunities with the UK’s oldest tri-service charity, visit

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