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Stars add backing to charity ball

JASPER Carrott and Noel Edmonds will be backing a glamorous charity ball organised by Solihull charity Troop Aid.

JASPER Carrott and Noel Edmonds will be backing a glamorous charity ball organised by Solihull charity Troop Aid.

More than 500 people are expected to turn out for the black-tie event, which is taking place at the National Motor­cycle Museum next month.

Organisers are confident that celebrity support will be a major draw and help to raise thousands for Britain’s injured troops.

Linda Stokes, from Troop Aid, said: “When our men and women get injured and are in trauma they are hurting and are scared.

“Having the basics such as toothpaste, a toothbrush and a clean change of clothes provided for them is the least we can do.

“Our soldiers should get the best that can be offered.”

Guests will enjoy a three course meal and can take part in a charity raffle – with a day on the set of Deal or No Deal among the prizes on offer.

As well as video messages from Carrott (top) and Edmonds (right), diners will also be treated to a live performance by comic Frank Carson.

Troop Aid was set up in 2006 by three ex-servicemen and supplies the essentials to wounded soldiers admitted to hospital in Iraq, Afghanistan and Selly Oak, Birmingham.

Last year, the organisation became a registered charity – with The Princes of Wales becoming its patron.

The charity’s Grand Charity Ball will be taking place on July 3. To find out more go to www.troopaid.co.uk.

 

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