A CAFE owner from Thorne has organised a fundraising event to show the town’s support for troops and emergency teams.
The Uniforms Unite day in Thorne Memorial Park was planned by Sharon Foster, who runs the park cafe, to raise funds for forces charity Help for Heroes and the Blue Lamp Foundation, which offers help to former members of the emergency services.
It was supported by Don Valley MP Caroline Flint, ward councillor Rachel Hodson and the Mayor of Thorne and Moorends, Maurice Chowings.
They met Lance Bombardier Ben Parkinson and members of Forces Fit, who formed a guard of honour for Ben.
Coun Hodson said: “Sharon deserves thanks for her efforts in pulling together such a successful event for a worthy cause. The fact so many people have contributed shows the support for our armed forces and emergency services.”
Ms Flint said it was a pleasure to pay tribute to those who serve at home and abroad.