Charity fun day in Lowestoft to raise funds for numerous ‘great causes’

Soldiers from the Royal Artillery are due to be present at a special charity fun day in Lowestoft this Sunday, which is raising funds for numerous 'great causes.'

The event, which will take place between 9.30am and 4.30pm at Barnards Meadow in Lowestoft, has been organised to boost armed forces charities and local cadets.

And organisers were given a boost this week – as the seven Parachute regiment of the Royal Artillery confirmed they will sending a team of soldiers on the day to play in one of the football matches.

Ron Bonner, one of the organisers, said: 'They are all based at Colchester, in Essex, and the Royal Artillery will be coming on the day and playing in one of the football matches.

'It is immense to have their support. The lads are actually on holiday at the moment, and it is commendable they are giving up their time to come and bring a team to play.'

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Open to people of all ages, the fun day will feature two charity football matches, a car boot sale and numerous attractions for the children – including a climbing wall, a bouncy castle, slides and an army cadet course. There will also be other stalls, a raffle, disco and a bar.

With monies raised from this inaugural event going to Help for Heroes, the Royal Artillery Association, local cadets and the Lee Rigby family fund, organisers are hoping for a fine turn-out.

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Admission to the fun day is £3 for adults and £1 for children.

Mr Bonner added: 'We hope to raise lots of funds for these great causes. It will be a massive fun day – a fantastic day for Lowestoft – and the whole field will be transformed.'

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