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Charity baker jubilant after raising £1,000 on Armed Forces Day

PUBLISHED: 15:25 01 July 2019 | UPDATED: 15:25 01 July 2019

David Brown raised more than £1,000 for Help for Heroes at his annual Armed Forces Day cake sale. Picture: Nick Butcher

David Brown raised more than £1,000 for Help for Heroes at his annual Armed Forces Day cake sale. Picture: Nick Butcher

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A baker whose cake sales have raised thousands for Help for Heroes is celebrating after another successful Armed Forces Day.

David Brown raised more than £1,000 for Help for Heroes at his annual Armed Forces Day cake sale. Picture: David BrownDavid Brown raised more than £1,000 for Help for Heroes at his annual Armed Forces Day cake sale. Picture: David Brown

With hungry punters congregating at his Burgh St Peter home on Saturday, David Brown raised £1074.35 for the charity which helps service personnel suffering with physical and mental disabilities.

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The effort took his total since last year's Armed Forces Day to more than £11,000 and, over the coming weeks, Mr Brown will present a cheque to Help for Heroes at their headquarters in Wiltshire.

"The day was absolutely fantastic," said Mr Brown. "In fact I kept running out of sausage rolls and had to go back into kitchen to make more as the day went on!

"We had a brilliant turnout as usual. I am always so well supported by the village but there were a lot of new people and one couple even came up from Bury St Edmunds.

"I honestly couldn't believe it when I saw the total. I knew it was a good day, but not that good."

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