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Helping to power Army cadets’ Christmas hamper project

Electricity workers in Bury St Edmunds have joined resources with the Army Cadets to provide Christmas food hampers for war veterans and other elderly people at care homes in Watton and Swaffham.

From Press releases - 19 December 2013 12:00 AM

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Electricity workers in Bury St Edmunds have joined resources with the Army Cadets to provide Christmas food hampers for war veterans and other elderly people at care homes in Watton and Swaffham.

It is the fifth year that youngsters from Watton Army Cadet Force have presented gifts to residents at sheltered housing schemes in Watton and Swaffham.

Bob Gillbanks who works in logistics at UK Power Networks’ offices in Barton Road, Bury St Edmunds, is also the outgoing Troop Commander Staff Corporal. He began working with the Army Cadets in 2007 after serving with the Army’s Royal Anglian Regiment and lives at Mundford near Brandon.

He said: “The cadets started collecting for the parcels back in October and a great deal is given by the family members, friends and neighbours. This year, thanks to the generosity and support of my work colleagues and especially Jana Kosikova, the cadets have been able to present 30 separate hampers with an estimated value of £35 per hamper - an estimated total value of over £1,000.”