Readers back gifts for troops appeal

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READERS have continued to bring their gifts for troops into the Mercury office.

We are supporting Laura English’s appeal for small gifts like chocolate, magazines and toiletries to send to troops from local bases.

Her fiance Richard Johnson is due to fly to Afghanistan in February with colleagues from RAF Wittering and she wants to help boost morale.

She is also being backed by the Stamford branch of the Royal British Legion.

She said: “It is absolutely brilliant that people are supporting the appeal.”

Items are accepted at our office in Sheep Market, Stamford or e-mail to arrange collection.