A fantastic £10,000 has been donated to Blind Veterans UK, in memory of Corporal Sean Reeve, a soldier from Brighton who was killed in Afghanistan in June 2008, aged just 28.
The Cpl. Sean Reeve Tribute Fund was set up when his family were given money raised by his former teacher, Chris Jones, and some of the pupils of Cardinal Newman School to donate to a charity of their choice in memory of Sean. This came three years after Sean was killed on his last day of duty while serving as a Special Forces Signaller with the 63 Signal Regiment.
The donation has been made by a company called Innserve because a member of its staff -Major Stuart McHenery, had served with Sean for some years before his tragic death. Innserve Ltd is the UK’s largest independent drinks dispense service company.
The cheque was presented to Blind Veterans UK’s President, Raymond Hazan OBE, in the presence of Sean’s father Bob, mother Rosaleen and sister Heidi at the charity’s Brighton Centre in Ovingdean.