Museum donation to veterans’ charity

PUBLISHED: 20:00 31 August 2012

Falklands veteran Ade Thorne, museum volunteer Simon Parks-Lockett, SAMA representative John DeBathe, museum assistant manager Sharon Webber and Falklands veteran Mike Costello in front of the museum's Westland Wasp helicopter

Falklands veteran Ade Thorne, museum volunteer Simon Parks-Lockett, SAMA representative John DeBathe, museum assistant manager Sharon Webber and Falklands veteran Mike Costello in front of the museum's Westland Wasp helicopter

Simon Parks-Lockett

VOLUNTEERS at Weston’s Helicopter Museum handed over a cheque to an organisation representing people who fought in the Falklands War.

Staff at the Locking Moor Road museum awarded a donation of £300 to a representative of the South Atlantic Medal Association (SAMA) to bring to an end the museum’s calendar of events to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the conflict against Argentina.

The South Atlantic Medal was awarded to almost 30,000 men and women who took part in the campaign in 1982, and the association is their registered charity.

The museum’s Simon Parks-Lockett said: “SAMA is an extremely worthwhile cause and it is really wonderful that charities can work together and support each other in these difficult times.”


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