Gran to help soldier charity

General News.
General News.

A grandmother is set to hold an event to help raise money for a charity which helped her family when her granddaughter was tragically killed in a road traffic accident last November.

Suzanne Porter, of Church Road North, Skegness, says ABF, the Soldiers’ Charity, were marvellous in supporting her son when her 25-year-old granddaughter Rebecca Bignell, originally from Boston, was killed in the Aldershot area.

“They were marvellous. They helped my son with the funeral as he is in the armed forces,” Suzanne said.

“They have been a wonderful aid for our family and I am forever grateful,” added Suzanne.

The grandma has also enlisted the help of the Hildreds Shopping Centre by gaining the former H-Art unit from January 18-26 to hold her fundraising event.

There will be a raffle, bric-a-brac, ABF The Soldiers’ Charity merchandise, competitions, items for sale and much more.

“I would be grateful if anyone would like to donate quality items to sell during that time so we can raise as much as possible for the charity,” explained Suzanne.

Suzanne added that she wants to give something back to ABF The Soldiers’ Charity which gives lifetime support to serving and retired soldiers and their families.

ABF say the soldiers risk their lives so, in return, the charity provide financial assistance when they are in real need.

“The charity support the entire family for serving/retired soldiers for life and in this case with Suzanne’s son, we supported him and this is a unique case where we could help,” said Major Ret’d Nick Bodian, for the charity.

Suzanne’s son Gary Fisher and his family are also being supported in a move from Aldershot to another base as the memories are too painful for them all.

“The charity helped with not only the funeral but also with a move of base for Gary,” said Suzanne.

The event in the Hildreds will run from Saturday, January 18 until Sunday, January 26.

To support and donate to ABF The Soldiers’ Charity visit

To leave donations contact Steve Andrews, the deputy manager at the Hildreds Shopping Centre, on 01754 764899 or call Suzanne on 01754 898005.