Wild West event raises cash for Help for Heroes

For the fifth year in a row , Paul Foley, his family and friends have held a fundraising event in memory of Pauls son Lee who served in the Royal Engineers in Tidworth. Tragically, Lee was killed when he was hit by a car on New Year’s Eve in 2011. Since then, Paul and his friends, in particular Michelle Galleozzie, have held annual events in aid of Help for Heroes who support those with injuries and illnesses sustained while serving in the British Armed Forces.

Thanks to this year’s fun filled evening, which saw everyone don their best western costumes, dance to country music and brave a ride on a bucking bronco, almost £2,400 was raised for the charity.

Paul Foley said, “We love holding these events in memory of Lee, and the generous support provided by the local community is a fitting tribute to him. Yet again we have raised a huge amount of money for Help for Heroes. I also want to give a special mention to Miller Argent who have supported all of our events, this year they contributed £1,000 to the final total.”

Paul’s efforts have seen almost £31,500 raised for Help for Heroes since the first event in 2012, efforts that lead to him and Michelle being presented with the Outstanding Fund Raising award at last year’s Help for Heroes annual Hero Awards event.

Event venue, decorated in the colours of Help for Heroes