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Minister lends support to Welsh Warrior fundraising initiative

A charity set up in memory of the 200th soldier to lose his life whilst serving in Afghanistan is to benefit from the proceeds of the sale of a new Welsh Cider.

Welsh Warrior Cider has been developed by Gwynt Y Ddraig Cider company in aid of the Welsh Warrior Foundation – a charity set up in memory of Pte Richard Hunt which aims to help the Welsh service personnel or those attached to the Welsh regiments and their families.

Minister with responsibility for the Armed Forces, Families and Veterans in Wales, Carl Sargeant joined Hazel Hunt from the Welsh Warrior Charity and Bill George Operations Director at Gwynt Y Ddraig Cider at the launch in Brecon.

Carl Sargeant said:

"I am pleased to be supporting the Welsh Warrior Foundation which I know is very close to a number of people’s hearts.  Charities such as this ensure that our fallen heroes are not forgotten and that some good can follow from such tragedies.  Hazel Hunt should be extremely proud of both her son and herself for the work she has done since setting up this Charity.

"It is fitting that this launch is taking place so close to Armed Forces Day.  Over the weekend there have been many events up and down the country which have given people an opportunity to show their support for the men and women who make up the Armed Forces community.

"We owe an immense debt of gratitude to our Armed Forces.  The role played by the Armed Forces cannot be quantified: they protect our security and defend our freedoms and way of life.

"I will continue to work with the Armed Forces community in Wales to ensure that we identify areas of concern and that public services continue to respond to the needs of this community."

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