Jason Dodd heads drive to back Afghan troops

Jason Dodd shows his backing for the Hampshire Tigers wristband campaign.

Jason Dodd shows his backing for the Hampshire Tigers wristband campaign.

First published in News

FORMER Saints star Jason Dodd has thrown his weight behind a campaign to support troops on the frontline.

The former club captain urged everyone to go out and buy a wristband to raise vital funds for a Daily Echo-backed campaign to help Hampshire soldiers who are serving in Afghanistan.

It comes as special wristbands made for the 1st Battalion Princess of Wales’ Royal Regiment – nicknamed The Tigers – are being snapped up by people eager to show their support for the boys as they embark on a seven-month tour.

The blue and yellow wristbands cost £2 each and are raising money to support families whose loved ones may suffer injury during the next few months.

The regiment is aiming to raise £60,000 and has already seen thousands of pounds rolling in.

Jason Dodd, said: “We want each and every one of those lads to come back – that is the bottom line.

“Supporting this campaign is a safety net for these soldiers, it will make a huge difference for them out there knowing their wives, girlfriends and children would be looked after if the worst happens. It really is important that people show their support.”

É You can buy your wristband from the Echo office in Hanover Buildings in Southampton. All money raised will be passed to welfare chiefs from 1PWRR.

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