Birthday party with a difference raises money for Royal Marines charity

The mother of a Royal Marine serving in Afghanistan held a birthday party for her son in his absence on Sunday to raise money for The Royal Marines Charitable Trust Fund.

The 40th birthday of marines colour sergeant Adam Seaney fell on the same day as Remembrance Sunday when people across the UK paid tribute to those who have served their country.

His mother Di Graham, 71, from Fakenham held a tea party at Hempton Memorial Hall.

There was a cake sale, book sale and raffles. About 60 people attended and �500 was raised.

Mrs Graham said: 'I got through to Adam on the day. His three-year-old son Orlando sang happy birthday to him down the phone, which was lovely.'

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Mrs Graham is known for her commitment to raising money for the Royal Marines Charitable Trust Fund.

We reported in September how she completed a 110ft abseil from the roof of St Pancras Station in London to raise money for the charity.

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She aims to raise �10,000 for it by 2014, which will be the 350th anniversary year of the Royal Marines.

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