September 6th, 2016

Sweet-toothed shoppers help raise money for fallen Claverdon soldier’s 353 charity

Updated: 8:26 am, Jul 04, 2015

SWEET-toothed shoppers raised some £250 for charity by enjoying a milkshake named in honour of a fallen Claverdon soldier.

Private Conrad Lewis was shot by a Taliban sniper while serving in Afghanistan in February 2011. He was the 353rd British soldier to be killed in the country and his death prompted his family to set up a trust named 353, which backs a variety of charities helping soldiers and their families.

And to raise money for the charity, the Deli Diner – formerly Spangles – in Leamington’s Royal Priors, created the Conrad Milkshake, a weekend special inspired by the paratrooper’s love of chocolate.

Conrad’s dad Tony Lewis was the first to try the milkshake, which included chocolate ice cream, Hershey’s, chocolate muffin milk and chocolate buttons and saw all proceeds go to the charity.

Diner owner Kelly Iles said: “We’ve chosen to support the 353 charity as Tony is one of the bravest and most inspiring person I know. The hard work that is put in to support the military community is extremely inspiring.”

Visit 353.org.uk to find out more about the charity or to donate.

* HELP for Heroes supporter Audrey Johnson will be setting up stall at Stratford Market Saturday on July 25.

She will be selling tasty home-made goodies including sweet, savoury and gluten free options in support of the charity at the The Craft and Antiques Market in Rother Street from 9am to 4pm.

She will be aided by the family of Stratford soldier Joe Whittaker who was killed in action in Afghanistan.

Visit https://www.justgiving.com/Audrey-Johnson to make a donation.

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