Injured paratrooper Luke Morrison hosts meal at the William Cecil in Stamford to raise funds for the Afghanistan Trust

Luke Morrison and Simon Bell  at a ball at the William Cecil Hotel, Stamford, to raise money for the Afghanistan Trust
Luke Morrison and Simon Bell at a ball at the William Cecil Hotel, Stamford, to raise money for the Afghanistan Trust
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FRIENDS and family of a paratrooper who lost his lower leg in a bomb blast gathered to raise money for a forces charity.

Luke Morrison, 24, and his family hosted a three course meal and disco at the William Cecil hotel in High Street St Martin’s, Stamford, on Friday.

Luke, whose family live in Primrose Way, Stamford, lost part of his leg in a roadside blast in Afghanistan in February last year.

The event was put on to raise money for the Afghanistan Trust which supports the Parachute Regiment, of which Luke was a member.

Luke said: “The evening went really well. We had a raffle going on and a speech dedicated to the Parachute Regiment.

“Everyone was having a good time.”

Luke is currently living in Swansea and is one week away from qualifying as a personal trainer. He hopes to move back to Stamford to run one-to-one courses while he is still in the Army, and wants to set up bootcamp classes in the future.

He added: “I am really enjoying the course.”