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Joyce Richards, from Ashford, sold off late husband Reg's usual shirts for Help for Heroes

A bizarre wardrobe belonging to an Ashfordian has helped to raise more than £600 for a charity helping injured servicemen and women.

Joyce Richards sold off her late husband Reg’s collection of unusual shirts and T-shirts on Saturday at a fundraiser at her Beaver Lane home in aid of Help for Heroes.

Joyce Richard is selling off her late husband's shirts for 'Help for Heroes'.
Joyce Richard is selling off her late husband's shirts for 'Help for Heroes'.

Around 40 family members and friends – some of whom had travelled from Wales – crowded into the sunny back garden to try their luck in a giant tombola and raffle and sample some homemade cakes.

The grand total raised was £645.22 – which, added to the collection from Mr Richards’ funeral, means the family have raised more than £1,000 for the charity since he died.

Mr Richards, a retired train driver, was 78 when he died last November from heart disease. He and Mrs Richards had been married for 58 years.

The late Reg Richards
The late Reg Richards

She said: "It was fantastic. I never expected to raise so much - £400 was my outside estimate.

"Thanks to everyone who supported us – and special thanks to the team who helped me.

"Help for Heroes work miracles and I’m so glad that I’ve done this in Reg’s memory. I know he’d be proud of us."

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