Members of the Kirintec team were proud to attend a fundraising Poppy Rocks Ball on Saturday 24 October at the Honourable Artillery Club, London in support of the Royal British Legion.
The Poppy Rocks Ball was staged with three aims:
1. Fundraising; their target – yet to be tallied post-event was £27,000
2. Raising awareness of the great work the RBL does
3. Celebrate our heroes
Guest of honour Victoria Bateman spoke to the hundreds of attendees. Victoria sadly became a war widow in 2008, after losing her husband Lance Corporal James Bateman in an Afghanistan tour. Victoria relayed a touching and heart-felt message to all attendees.
Lance Corporal Bateman was the 101st British soldier to be killed in Afghanistan whilst serving with 2ndBattalion. Victoria has been passionate that the sacrifice of her husband – and all those fallen in the conflicts.
Kirintec’s Deputy MD Nick Watts attended the event, he said: “All those who serve, our veterans and the injured remain at the forefront of our minds. Victoria endeavours to keep James’ legacy alive and her story really personalises the fantastic work the Royal British Legion does in supporting widows and their families. As an organisation we really couldn’t miss showing our support to all those involved.”
Victoria is a remarkable woman – she even did a parachute jump in 2009 in memory of her husband. Raising over £5000 she proves nothing is impossible and is truly inspiring.
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