A community event being organised by a Holsworthy mum whose son was injured while serving in Afghanistan is gathering support from across North Devon. The event, to support the St John and Red Cross Defence Medical Welfare Service and Help for Heroes wil

A community event being organised by a Holsworthy mum whose son was injured while serving in Afghanistan is gathering support from across North Devon.The event, to support the St John and Red Cross Defence Medical Welfare Service and Help for Heroes will take place at Holsworthy Community College on Saturday, June 6, from 10am-4pm.Admission is free and there will be demonstrations, displays, stalls and workshops. Quiz sheets are also available around the town. The event is being supported by many local organisations including the Holsworthy Army Cadets, Holsworthy Fire Service, the Lions with their barbecue and Holsworthy Majorettes .The community College is holding a non uniform day to help raise funds.Also on board are Survival Laser Games, Jacky's Cakes, The Old Market Inn, Belly Laughs Belly Dancing, and Holt's Bouncy Castles. Visitors will also be able to have their pictures taken in army kit as worn by service personnel.There will be a performance by the Devon Army Cadet Force Corps of Drums, a bushcraft stand with opportunities to sample bugs and beasties and chances to win free tickets to the Big Sheep and Milky Way theme parks.Organiser Debbie Merritt said: "I am very grateful for all the offers of support we have received so far and would like to invite other organisations who feel they could help make this a special day to contact me."Debbie can be contacted on 01409 254144One of the ways the public, clubs and businesses can become involved and help raise funds is to enter the five-man laser tag tournament being run on the college astro with Survival Laser Games' mobile arena. Entrance is £5 per person and anyone wishing to register a team should contact Jim Harvey on 07812 495 229 or by email blobbyj2003@yahoo.co.uk.