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Saluting the wartime era at the Holt 1940s Weekend pays off

PUBLISHED: 15:40 17 October 2017 | UPDATED: 17:22 17 October 2017

Groups celebrate money raised at the 1940s weekend. Pictures: Willa Greenock

Groups celebrate money raised at the 1940s weekend. Pictures: Willa Greenock

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The third annual Holt 1940s weekend raised thousands of pounds for charity.

A huge celebration of the style, culture and character of the wartime era, the event-packed two days was held in conjunction with Sheringham’s sister 1940s event and raised £2,385 for the Walking With The Wounded (WWTW) charity.

Donations were also made to 1st Holt Scouts (North East Norfolk District) and WHYFY (With Holt Youth for You), which is a group of teenagers involved in volunteering in Holt.

WWTW director of fundraising Andrew Cook said: “We are incredibly grateful to people like this who help us to develop our programmes to support those vulnerable veterans who have been physically, mentally or socially disadvantaged by their service and to assist them in gaining independence through new long-term careers outside of the military. This includes providing support to homeless veterans and veterans in the Criminal Justice System, areas which are too often ignored.”

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