Baldock hosts Help for Heroes rally

A SQUAD of military vehicles will rumble into town this weekend to raise money for stricken servicemen.

A SQUAD of military vehicles will rumble into town this weekend to raise money for stricken servicemen.

Sunday’s Baldock rally will raise money for Help for Heroes and a variety of vehicles dating from WWII up to contemporary equipment.

A military uniform competition for children will also take place and many of the people who bring the vehicles down will be in full regalia.

The event will take place outside The White Lion, in Baldock High Street, and organiser Geoff Baker says the event is in memory of a school friend who was killed in Afghanistan.


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“I have lost a friend out there, who was in the army,” the Letchworth GC resident said.

“He was sent out there and he got shot. He was an old school friend.”

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Mr Baker added: “You have it on Mothers Day because it’s for all the mothers who have lost sons over there.

“We have got some servicemen from WWII coming down, about three of them.”

A road rally will take place between 9-11am and once the vehicles, which may include a tank, have parked up the competition will begin.

From Monday a Help for Heroes awareness vehicle and shop, a converted military ambulance, will also be in the town until Wednesday, collecting money for the cause.

Murray Fastier, Baldock’s town centre manager, said: “It’s excellent because it’s a Help for Heroes rally of military vehicles, and on Monday to Wednesday there’s a Help for Heroes shop.”

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