Thanks for moving tribute

MY sincere thanks to Jackie Pratt who organised the collection and all the collectors at the recent 70th anniversary D-Day event.

A total of £1,741 was collected for Help For Heroes which is wonderful and once again my thanks go to the public who gave so generously on the day.

A great front page by the Observer (June 13) was a fitting tribute to a remarkable town.

When we were forming people into the words Lest We Forget on the beach everyone of every age group did what they were asked and were so well-behaved in forming the tribute. It really was very moving.

We have some truly great events in Hastings and St Leonards of which we are all proud but these events could and would not happen without remarkable volunteers, the emergency services, sponsors, the council but most of all the public who support them.

My thanks to all the above.

ROGER CROUCH

Events organisor