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Valentines hugs for our troops

Release Date: 20-Jan-2012
Tenants at several retirement living homes in Kirklees have been busy making Valentines cards this week to send to soldiers serving in the Yorkshire Regiment in Afghanistan.
Back: Margaret Moult, Willie Hague, May and Leonard Mills, Dorothy Sykes, Joan Cox, Olive Lockwood. Front: Florence, Lois Hayhurst and William Gaunt.

Back: Margaret Moult, Willie Hague, May and Leonard Mills, Dorothy Sykes, Joan Cox, Olive Lockwood. Front: Florence, Lois Hayhurst and William Gaunt.



The residents came up with the idea as a way of letting troops know that they’re thinking of them. Supported by KNH’s older people’s activities coordinator, Carly Webster, they’ve made all different kinds of cards with personal messages that will be mailed out to reach the regiment in time for Valentines day on 14 February.

World War II veteran Leonard Mills, who lives at Lyn Royd in Linthwaite, knows how important it is to receive and letters on the frontline.

He said: “I thought it was a really great idea to make cards to send out to the troops to cheer them up. My grandson is currently out there and I know how tough it can be at times.”