A community show helped raise money for a charity devoted to working for soldiers, veterans and their families.

During this year’s Pinner show in Memorial Park, on Saturday September 10, organisers on the tombola stall raised money for the Army Benevolent Fund (ABF).

The Army Benevolent Fund, offers a lifetime of support to soldiers and former soldiers from the British Army, and their immediate families, when they are in need.

Chairman Chris Mote said: “I am delighted that people came to support the ABF Tombola despite the rain. It was lovely to see families walking around The Pinner Show and enjoying themselves.

"I would also like to say a big thank you to Sainsbury’s, Morrisons, Waitrose, Tesco, Wenzels, Corriander restaurant and Petals from Heaven who supported us so generously.”

The Army Benevolent Fund first began in 1944, and was labelled “an object none can question.”

In its first year, the charity received £1.5m form the Navy, Army and Air Force Institutes, allowing them to support soldiers with much-needed grants.

The charity gives grants to individuals through their Regiments and Corps, and support a wide range of specialist charities that sustain the British Army both at home and around the world.