Regiment presents donation to Mayor's charities - The Rugby Observer

Regiment presents donation to Mayor's charities

Rugby Editorial 19th Aug, 2018   0

CHARITIES supported by Rugby’s ex-soldier mayor have received a windfall from an army regiment.

Mayor Tom Mahoney has been presented with a cheque for nearly £3,650 by the British Army’s 30th Signal Regiment.

The 30th Signals, based at Bramcote Station near Nuneaton, raised the cash at the regiment’s annual open day in July.

Entertainment at this year’s open day, attended by thousands of visitors, included displays by the Knights of the Crusades and the Company of Horsemen, motorcycle stunt riders, performances by military bands, and football and tug of war competitions.

The event raised a grand total of £10,948 for good causes and Coun Mahoney, a guest at the event, was invited back to the barracks to be presented with a cheque for £3,649.

Coun Mahoney, who served with the Queen’s Hussars cavalry regiment, intends to split the donation between his Mayoral charities – the Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Families Association (SSAFA), and Coventry and Warwickshire Mind.

He said: “It was an honour to attend the Bramcote Station Open Day and officially open the event.

“In addition to entertainment, the event gives the community a chance to explore the barracks and find out about the work carried out by the 30th Signal Regiment.

“I’d like to thank Lieutenant Colonel Mike Fayers and his team at Bramcote for such a generous donation to my charities.”

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