Gunning for some fun with the Army

C.coy Huddersfield and Halifax Association Army Family fun day at Boothtown Terriers pitch, Boothtown'Pictured with the paintball guns are private's Daniel Robinson, Luke Ashton and David Rodgers
C.coy Huddersfield and Halifax Association Army Family fun day at Boothtown Terriers pitch, Boothtown'Pictured with the paintball guns are private's Daniel Robinson, Luke Ashton and David Rodgers
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HUNDREDS of pounds has been raised for the families of soldiers due to return from Afghanistan at a family fun day.

A day of adventure and activities was held at Boothtown Terriers ground, Halifax.

There was army paintballing and a climbing wall as well as a bouncy castle.

The rugby club staffed the bar to help keep energy levels up.

Around 300 people attended the event, now in its third year.

It was organised by the C company Huddersfield and Halifax association army, with Boothtown Terriers ARLFC.

Andy Charlesworth said: “It was a brilliant day.”

Money raised will go to the C company, Huddersfield army families fund.

“It all goes to help the families of the people who go out and serve in Afghanistan,” said Andy.

Some of the soldiers at the fun day will go out to Afghanistan in September as their colleagues return.

The links between Boothtown Terriers and the company date back to the founding days of the rugby team which was originally the C-Company Halifax team before becoming Halifax Terriers and later taking their current name.

Earlier this year, 34 former and current soldiers joined forces to complete a charity walk, raising thousands of pounds for the Help for Heroes charity.