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Lemon Quay bagpiper Nigel Warmington raises £10,000 for Help for Heroes

By WBMiles  |  Posted: December 20, 2013

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A bagpiping former serviceman has raised £10,000 for a military charity.

Nigel Warmington has played the bagpipes on Lemon Quay in Truro over three years to raise the cash for Help for Heroes.

The former RAF helicopter pilot, who plays with Kernow Pipes and Drums, served in the Falklands and as support for the peacekeeping operation in Bosnia.

He said: “I was motivated to raise money by the number of casualties coming back with limbs missing.

“I have been quite staggered by the number of donations we have received and I’m very grateful to the public.”

Mr Warmington first learned to play the bagpipes ten years ago when stationed at the RAF base in Kinloss and he continues to play with the RAF Waddington Pipes and Drums.

Bryn Parry, co-founder and chief executive of Help for Heroes, said: “Nigel’s selfless donation embodies the spirit of the thousands of people across the UK who have joined together and created the Help for Heroes phenomenon.

“We have been able to use the money raised by people like Nigel to provide practical and direct support to those who have suffered life-changing injuries and illnesses in recent conflicts.”

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