Here are two photographs of a chap who served in The Kings Own Royal Border Regiment back in the 70s and deployed to Northern Ireland amongst other duties. Lenny Moran passed away 1st June and recently the Veterans of the same Regiment held a reunion where they raised some funds.
After several conversations over the Regimental Facebook page including Sue Haskayne, Dave Israel and many more names, it was decided that this money would be donated to Calderwood House as they know we give priority to Veterans of HM Armed Forces and we have also supported men who wore the same cap badge with the Lion of England surrounded by the laurel wreath on it.
Lenny was known to have a passion towards homeless veterans which is why the grand total of £551 was donated to us, this amount is more than what was reached on the day as other members of our old Regiment donated after the event once they heard of Calderwood House.
As the Manager at the hostel I find myself often encouraged by the generosity of the community however this has such a personal touch for me as they are all from different generations of the Regiment I also proudly served in. There is a saying “once a Chindit, always a Chindit” but very much the same……”ONCE A LION, ALWAYS A LION”
I send my best wishes to every member of The Kings Own Royal Border Regiment and the generations that followed in the Duke of Lancaster Regiment. And finally, R.I.P. Lenny, until the final RV.