School salutes charity

Morpeth's KEVI High School is donating �300 of funds raised on a non-uniform day to the SSAFA (Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Families Association) Forces Help organisation and seen at the presentation are (left to right-back three) Calvin Willis, Chloe Smith, Richard Russell and (front two-left to right) Major Brian Finlayson (ret) and Freddie Bowles.

Morpeth's KEVI High School is donating �300 of funds raised on a non-uniform day to the SSAFA (Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Families Association) Forces Help organisation and seen at the presentation are (left to right-back three) Calvin Willis, Chloe Smith, Richard Russell and (front two-left to right) Major Brian Finlayson (ret) and Freddie Bowles.

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A MORPETH school has supported those serving their country with a non-uniform day fund-raiser.

The event at King Edward VI School brought in £300 for SSAFA (Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Families Association) Forces Help.

The charity cares for and supports servicemen and women, past and present, and the families of both. It has rehabilitation centres in Headley Court, Surrey, and Selly Oak, Birmingham, where doctors and nursing staff help those who have returned from conflicts with severe injuries.

Public Awareness and Fund-raising Officer for SSAFA Forces Help Major Brian Finlayson said: “I am so pleased that the pupils and teaching staff at KEVI took on my challenge to have a non-uniform day for the charity.

“On behalf of my President, The Duchess of Northumberland, her Chairman, all volunteers of the Northumberland Branch of SSAFA Forces Help and all servicemen and women, past and present, from the county, I am proud to accept this cheque on their behalf.”