Regimental honour for Margaret
AN elated town fund-raiser is still in shock after being presented with a regimental plaque for her efforts to save the town’s closest regiment.
Margaret Kite almost single-handedly collected over 6,500 signatures protesting the threat to the 2nd Battalion the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers.
The signatures have now been taken to London to join thousands of others from across the county.
But during the handover to the regiment’s Lt Colonel John Rice last week, Margaret surprised with the recognition of her tremendous efforts.
The dedicated fund-raiser said she was “absolutely over the moon” with the plaque which will now take pride of place on her mantle piece.
“It is incredible, I am so proud,” she said. “You just do all you can to help others and I do everything I can.”
Lt Col Rice said although final arrangements for the petition were out of her hands, Margaret had done the majority of work to secure the “impressive and wonderful contribution” of 6,539 names.
“As a mark of our deep gratitude, I was delighted to present her with a regimental plaque,” he said.
“By any measure, this is a magnificent total and may I say how humbled we, the regiment, are by the wholehearted support from Kenilworth.”
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