Shoppers show their support for front
‘As more troops leave Afghanistan there are less home comforts so this is important. It’s just one way to say thank you for everything the troops are doing.’
The collected goods are wrapped in parcels and then sent to Support Our Soldiers (SOS) so the charity can send them over.
The scheme has also been carried out elsewhere in the country.
Store manager Steve Neal said nike air max 95 : ‘It gives the boys some home comforts and shows them that people back home are thinking of them.’
Among those collecting at the store was James Potter, 24, an RAF Senior Aircraftsman.
James drove nike air max 95 down from Norfolk to support the cause.
He said: ‘The guys on the front lines are not short of food but this is about morale, home comforts.’
Shoppers filled up baskets with a range of items including books, dry food and tins.
Mrs Blackburn, 62, of Elgin Road, Cosham, said: ‘Everyone should do their bit.
‘A couple of pounds doesn’t hurt anyone.’
Anna Molnar, 68, of Clacton Road, Wymering, added: ‘They deserve it.’
People also donated money and one anonymous shopper handed over 30.
Julie Marsh, 56, of Bredenbury Crescent, Paulsgrove, also showed her support.
Julie’s son served in Afghanistan and she had some advice about what the troops liked.
She said: ‘When they’re out on patrol the water does nike air max 95 n’t taste nice but boiled sweets and gum make their mouth water.’
The collection was a big success, raising more than 160 in donations and filling five trolleys with goods for the troops.
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