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Bake sale fundraiser David urges people to help charity reach a million

David Brown and his late wife Patricia

David Brown and his late wife Patricia

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A fundraiser from Burgh St Peter is pushing on people to help a campaign smash the million pound mark.

Supporters have cooked up more than £850,000 for Help for Heroes (HFH) since the Bake for Heroes fundraising campaign was set up in 2009.

One of its biggest supporters is David Brown, who has raised a staggering £61,000.

Mr Brown and his late wife Patricia baked cakes and made chutneys to sell around the Beccles area, with the aim of reaching £50,000.

Patricia died in March last year, but David went on to smash their target reaching £63,000.

Now he has set a new target of £100,000 and wants to help the charity reach a million.

David said: “My wife loved to bake and she really believed in the cause. She would have been proud that I received a Hero Award – I collected it for both of us.

“HFH is one of the best charities I have ever come across and the money that comes in is spent where it should be - on improving people’s lives.

“I usually bake between 120 and 130 loaf cakes for my stall. I bake everything at home – it all comes from my kitchen.

“Bake for Heroes is such a good initiative because anyone can take part and you can bake as much or as little as you like.”

He and Patricia were inspired to help the charity because his daughter, Sergeant Major Sally Williams, has served in the army for more than 20 years, and has been deployed to Afghanistan, Iraq, Bosnia and Northern Ireland.

Mr Brown is calling on people across East Anglia to get involved with Bake for Heroes.

This year, the Bake for Heroes campaign runs between April 15 and 30, but supporters can take part whenever it suits them.

All money raised will be donated to HFH to support wounded, injured and sick personnel, veterans and their loved ones.

Supporters can sign up for a free fundraising pack to bake cakes, biscuits, flapjacks or whatever tasty treat they fancy.

To register to take part visit www.bakeforheroes.org.uk or call 01980 846459.

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