The event was held inside the Basildon EastGate Shopping Centre and was ideally placed to attract lots of visitors. There was a lot of activity around the stand all morning and Ray sold out of his book by lunchtime. It was a huge honour and privilege to spend the morning with the veterans, all of which were only too eager to tell their stories.
|Ray spent the entire morning signing his book and talking to visitors.|
|All the Veterans were more than happy to sign books and chat about their experiences.|
|Ray with W Whiteman who was at Arnhem and Don Sheppard who landed at Juno Beach. Don's unit were reinforcements for the troops holding Pegasus bridge.|
|The stall was busy all day and was ideally placed to attract passing shoppers, many of which bought Rays book and chatted with the veterans.|
|Ray still signing copies of his book.|
I've just recieved some feedback on the results of our days activity. The Vaterans collected over £700 from the public and recieved an additional £200 from Ray from sales of his book. This money will go a long way towards paying the costs of those Veterans able to make the trip to Normandy this week.
Bravo! Similar events and funds are being set up on this side of the pond as well. The American Legion and VFW are striving to make sure the vets can return to Normandy Beach.ReplyDelete
I am so sorry I missed this.....very humbling and I am very proud of my cousin Ray.ReplyDelete
You're great guys!ReplyDelete
That's really a great cause to be supported.ReplyDelete
I hope they have a great trip!ReplyDelete
Inspirational, glad it went so wellReplyDelete
Really great, Sir !ReplyDelete