The brutal murder of a soldier has inspired a gardener to extend his charity mowathon to raise money for Help for Heroes.
Richard Soper, 29, from Maidenbower, has extended his two day fundraising mowing service, to a five day offer, after being shocked by the machete attack in Woolwich on Wednesday (May 22).
He said: “We want to raise as much money as possible. It’s so awful what happened yesterday we just want to do something to help the poor soldiers.”
The owner of gardening company Sussex Garden Craft will provide free lawn mowing services in return for donations to The Alzheimer’s Society on May 24 to May 26.
He will continue the offer on May 31, June 1 and June 2 to raise money for Help for Heroes, a charity formed to help those who have been wounded in Britain’s current conflicts.
He chose to raise money for an Alzheimer’s charity after he watched his granddad, Ron Soper, 90, become a full time carer when his nan fell ill with dementia.
To book a lawn mowing service call 07532 078287 or to donate visit justgiving.com/mowhelpforheroes.