MEMBERS of the Meltham community rallied round to support the Yorkshire Regiment at a fun day.
Staff and residents at Greenacres Care Home in Meltham were joined by up to 90 members of the community on Sunday and raised £850 for the Yorkshire Regiment.
The care home had organised a fundraiser for the regiment in memory of Huddersfield’s three fallen heroes – Cpl Jake Hartley, 20, of New Mill, Pte Anton Frampton, 20, of Longwood and Pte Daniel Wilford, 21, of Cowlersley, who were among six members of the Yorkshire Regiment killed by a Taliban bomb on March 6.
Anne Shaw from Greenacres said: “It was a fantastic day, we were overwhelmed by the support and generosity of everyone who got involved.”
The Valley Flutes performed for free and even took along homemade cakes to sell for the Regiment.
Yorkshire Building Society in Meltham donated raffle prizes and the care home sold cakes, hot sandwiches, strawberry cream teas and punch.
Staff at the care home are now busy planning a celebration for the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.