South Norfolk generosity moves soldier to tears

A serving soldier said she was moved to tears after the generosity of south Norfolk residents resulted in more than 50 parcels being posted to troops in Afghanistan.

A serving soldier said she was moved to tears after the generosity of south Norfolk residents resulted in more than 50 parcels being posted to troops in Afghanistan.

An appeal was launched last month by former Royal Anglian John Hanser to support British servicemen and women fighting the Taliban.

His daughter, Lance Corporal Sarah Hanser, who is serving with the Royal Logistics Corps in Afghanistan, returned home for a few days leave at the weekend to pack parcels for soldiers at Camp Bastion.

A total of 57 parcels were posted on Saturday.


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Lance Corp Hanser, 25, said: 'You cannot imagine how much this means to the people out there. I was moved to tears when I saw how much the people from Diss and district had given.'

The public responded generously to the appeal, Harleston Lions gave a �150 cheque, and enough goods to fill many parcels was given by the Women's Section of Diss Royal British Legion.

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The appeal is still open and Mr Hanser plans to continue sending parcels to those serving in Afghanistan. Anyone who would like to contribute can take items for the parcels to Diss Library or the Tourist Office.

Suggested items that the troops find useful are wet wipes, tooth brushes and tooth paste, lip gloss, boiled sweets, and roll-on deodorants.

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