Fundraiser passes on the torch

AFTER raising thousands for a national Armed Forces charity, a Ruskington man has passed the organisational torch to his dad.

Steve Wiles, of Ruskington has organised a charity band night at the Playhouse in Sleaford for the past two years to raise money for Help for Heroes, raising over £5,000, but this year the event will be organised by his father, retired Methodist minister Reverend Manville Wiles.

The minister is planning a charity dance night at Leasingham village hall on Saturday October 20, where music will be provided by popular band Superbus, who will be performing a wide variety of music from the 1960’s to the present day.

There will also be a licensed bar available on the night, and all proceeds will go to the Armed Forces charity.

This is a cause close to the whole Wiles family’s heart as Steve, his sister Karen, his brother Peter and his eldest son Andrew are all current or former members of the Forces.

Rev Wiles himself also ran a children’s holiday club at the British Army Camp in Detmold, Germany.

He added: “This is going to be a great night for a great charity that supports our great Military Services. Don’t miss out, catch the SuperBus Band and help our heroes.”

Tickets for the fundraising event cost £8 each, which will include refreshments, and are available by calling 01526 323594 or 01526 830481.