04 Dec 2014
Tenants from Browhead Courts retirement property raised £206.00 for The Royal British legions Poppy appeal by holding a fundraising, coffee afternoon.
The event at Anchor’s Browhead Court retirement property in Burnley, was a roaring success.
There were light refreshments of tea and cakes, followed by a raffle and a quiz with members of the public who attended joining in with the fun.
The tenants had worked hard together in preparing for the event. One of the residents, Mr John Hutchinson, who was originally based at Blenheim Barracks, in Aldershot, displayed some of his memorabilia, collected over his 30 years’ service.
John joined the Army when he was 18, after starting work as a miner at Salterford Colliery at the age of 15.
After his initial R.A.S.C basic training as a driver for “air dispatch” John worked his way up through the ranks, as a WO2 and squadron sergeant major, 202 field squadron RE, taking part in activity in Germany and the UK.
John finally retired in 1988, gaining a long service medal; He was later presented with the Pinjit Medal from the King of Malaysia for his active participation in the Mayaya Emergency from 1957-60.
Location manager Andrea Holt said: “It is important to remember all those who died in previous wars as a way to thank them for their courage. The older people we work with have set the foundation for future generations.
“And that’s why we held this event. It means so much to our tenants.”