Neale Wade students raise money for paratroopers charity

Neale Wade Principal Jason Wing

Neale Wade Principal Jason Wing - Credit: Archant

STUDENTS raised nearly one thousand pounds for a charity that supports soldiers wounded or killed in action in Afghanistan.

The registered charity supports soldiers of the Parachute Regiment who have been wounded or killed in action and their families.

The Trust helps with issues ranging from mobility and training to equipment for future employment, accommodation and transport costs for families to visit the wounded.

To date the regiment has suffered 31 men killed and more than 200 extensively wounded forcing them to leave the service.

Principal Jason Wing said he was delighted the Academy could support such a worthy cause and that he had had the privilege of working with members of the Parachute Regiment both in a personal and professional setting.

Mr Wing presented the cheque to the Afghanistan Trust’s local representative, David Graham, who urged everyone to visit the charity’s website at www.afghanistantrust.org to learn about their work.

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