A COMMUNITY event, now in its 139th year, has donated this year’s proceeds in memory of Huddersfield’s fallen soldiers.
Almost £600 was raised by Longwood Sing, in September, an annual outdoor service which dates back to Victorian times.
The money has been presented to the soldiers’ charity Help for Heroes.
Huddersfield’s military families have been hit by tragedy this year with the deaths of four local servicemen including Anton Frampton, 20, of Longwood.
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Christine Iredale, who is on the committee of the Longwood Sing, said many people in the village had been moved by Anton’s death.
“This year’s Longwood Sing was very poignant and it is fitting we make this donation,” she said.
It is believed to be the first time Longwood Sing has donated money to a non-Huddersfield charitable cause.
Pte Frampton’s mum, Margaret Charlesworth, attended the cheque presentation.
Pte Frampton died in Afghanistan along with five others when their armoured Warrior vehicle was attacked.
Cpl Jake Hartley, 20, of New Mill, and Pte Daniel Wilford, 21, of Cowlersley, were also killed.
Pte Tom Wroe, 18, of Meltham, died when he and another soldier were shot by a rogue Afghan policeman.