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Fleet fans back heroes' charity

PUBLISHED: 11:05 05 November 2009 | UPDATED: 11:11 23 August 2010

Help for Heroes presentation

Help for Heroes presentation

FOOTBALL supporters raised almost £800 for the Help for Heroes charity at the weekend. Fans watching Ebbsfleet United play Wrexham at Stonebridge Road, Northfleet, on Saturday donated money in collection boxes taken around the stands. Members of 36 Engi

FOOTBALL supporters raised almost £800 for the Help for Heroes charity at the weekend.

Fans watching Ebbsfleet United play Wrexham at Stonebridge Road, Northfleet, on Saturday donated money in collection boxes taken around the stands.

Members of 36 Engineers Regiment, based in Maidstone, watched the game and were presented with a signed shirt.

Regiment Sergeant Major Mark Penna said: "This charity is vital. It helps injured servicemen and woman from the Iraq and Afghanistan conflicts to get back on their feet.

"There is also a scheme called Battleback funded through Help for Heroes that actually helps them get back in to service. These are groundbreaking initiatives and vital.

"I speak for the whole regiment when I say we are honoured to have been invited here and are grateful to any money raised for this important cause."

Ebbsfleet United FC chairman Duncan Holt added: The Royal Engineers have a proud history and for our supporters to able to show our support to them through donating to Help for Heroes charity is something we will be looking to do every year."

n Ebbsfleet United lost the match 1-0. Read the full match report in Reporter Sport.

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