Archived News - Troops
Eaton Bray Parish Council is supporting the Dunstable Branch of the "Royal Air Forces Association" led by Rita and Reg Hedgecock, and we ask if you the parishioners could also do your bit to help.
All you need to do is get a box (shoebox size) and fill it with items that would be of use to our serving service service men/women. As Cllr Rick Brand, Warrant Officer (Retired) RAF. ATC said, "Anything that you can put into your box [suggestions below] will be very much appreciated by our servicemen/women, and will bring some small amount of comfort to their lives. You do not have any idea how much an Andrex Toilet Roll means when serving in a location such as Afghanistan, or a Razor, soap etc. And please remember to write a short note or a card to say who you are, and your location back home, so these guys can at least thank you."
Suggested donated items: Andrex Toilet Roll, Small Packs of Biscuits, Any small toiletries (Razors, Sachets of Shampoo, Face Flannels, Sachets of After Shave etc), Chewing Gum, Raisins, Peanuts, Lightweight Paper Backs, Lightweight Puzzle Books, Biro Type Pens, Oxo Cubes, Sachets of soup, Sachets of Flavoured Hot Drinks (Chocolate, Maltesers, Galaxy etc), Dominoes, Small Travel Games, Wind up Radios/Torches, Disposable Cameras.....
"Remember, it is the things we take for granted that shows them we really care"
Please return your completed box (not sealed) to: Mrs Head, Parish Clerk, 20 Good Intent, Edlesborough, Dunstable, Beds, LU6 2RD.
Thank you for your support.
Source: Focus, October 2008