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Warm welcome for fundraiser David at charity centre

PUBLISHED: 11:30 05 August 2016

David Brown and his daughter Sally Williams at Tedworth House in Wiltshire

David Brown and his daughter Sally Williams at Tedworth House in Wiltshire

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A charity baker who has raised over £50,000 for Help for Heroes has visited a centre helping injured servicemen and women to present his latest cheque.

Help For Heroes fundraiser, David Brown with a cheque for £13,000.
PHOTO: Nick ButcherHelp For Heroes fundraiser, David Brown with a cheque for £13,000. PHOTO: Nick Butcher

David Brown and his late wife Pat baked cakes and made chutneys to sell around the Beccles area, with Mrs Brown setting the couple the target of £50,000.

When she died earlier this year, Mr Brown vowed to make it to her goal, and visited Tedworth House Recovery Centre in Wiltshire last week to hand over his cheque, which took his fundraising total for the charity up to just over £53,000.

He said: “I was determined I was going to come down and take a look once I hit the £50,000 and they couldn’t have made me feel more welcome.

“It’s fantastic to see where all the money goes and not a penny of it is being wasted. I was over the moon
 to see it.

“The staff and volunteers couldn’t stop thanking me but I absolutely loved going there and they are all so dedicated.”

And although Mr Brown, who lives in Burgh St Peter, has reached his long-held ambition of raising £50,000 for Help For Heroes, he has said his visit has inspired him to continue his charitable work - and he has now set his sights on raising £100,000.

Are you raising money for a good cause? Email polly.grice@archant.co.uk

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