Banbury birthday celebrations honours our veterans

Karl Thompson from Great Bourton, presents a cheque to Dolly Westcott, for Help for Heroes. NNL-180814-160128009
Karl Thompson from Great Bourton, presents a cheque to Dolly Westcott, for Help for Heroes. NNL-180814-160128009

Music mad Karl Thompson celebrated his 65th birthday in style and used it as an opportunity to raise money for Help for Heroes.

Karl held his party at the General Foods Social Club which featured live bands including 60s chart toppers Merseybeats.

Karl said: “The party was on August 3 and we had 200 guests and it was just donations on the night.”

Collecting the £1,030 donation was Dorothy ‘Dolly’ Westcott who began fundraising after her grandson was sent to Afghanistan. Her goal was to collect £200 but, eight years on, she has now raised £55,000.