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£10k charity gift in memory of Brighton soldier
A charity has received a major cash donation in memory of a fallen Brighton soldier.
Blind Veterans UK has received a £10,000 boost inspired by the life of Corporal Sean Reeve, pictured,who was killed in Afghanistan in June 2008 aged 28.
The donation has been made to the Ovingdean charity, formerly St Dunstan’s, by beer supplier Innserve.
A member of the firm’s staff Major Stuart McHenery knew Cpl Reeve, pictured, for a number of years when the pair were both members of the 884 Signal Troop, based in Brighton.
The Cpl Reeve Tribute Fund was set up three years after Sean was killed on his last day of duty while serving as a special forces signaller with 63 Signal Regiment.
The SAS reservist from Patcham, former University of Sussex student, died when the Land Rover he was in drove over a land mine.
The fund set-up in his memory has already exceeded its initial target of £2,000 with more than £11,000 already donated.
His mother Rosaleen Reeve said: “We are completely overwhelmed and very touched that Stuart McHenery and his colleagues at Innserve have made such a generous donation.
“As a volunteer at the charity’s Brighton centre I know that the money will be put to excellent use improving the lives of blind veterans.
“We would also like to thank everyone else who has made donations to Sean’s fund.”
Maj McHenery said: “Sean was a very good lad, extremely competent and well liked by all.
“He was the kind of guy you wanted on your side because you knew he would stick by you and get the job done.
“Innserve Ltd is delighted to be able to donate £10,000 to The Cpl Sean Reeve Tribute Fund in memory of Sean and the great contribution he made during his time in service.”
To donate to the fund visit http://blindveterans.tributefunds.com/fund/Cpl+Sean+Reeve/showFund/ .