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Pupils at a Keighley school support soldier’s fundraising campaign
8:00am Sunday 30th December 2012 in Keighley
Keighley school pupils have supported a Haworth soldier’s charity appeal to help an injured comrade.
Aidan Kirby, who was selected to represent the armed forces in a football competition in the USA, asked for support in the autumn to help him take a wounded soldier with him to America to help with his recovery.
Pupils from Holy Family Catholic School responded by raising £150.
Aidan is serving with the 3rd Battalion of the Yorkshire Regiment, and has recently been on tour in Afghanistan.
He explained that the injured soldier would travel to the USA with the armed forces football squad, but this would cost £1,000.
Keighley Town Council agreed to handle all donations, and town mayor Councillor George Metcalf asked people to get behind the appeal.
The Holy Family youngsters visited Keighley Civic Centre to present a cheque.
Donations can be sent to Keighley Civic Centre, North Street, Keighley BD21 3RZ. Make cheques payable to Keighley Town Council. They should also be identified as being for the ‘Aidan Appeal’. All donations will be sent off in mid January.