MP becomes charity patron

NORTH Somerset’s MP has become a patron of a national charity.

Dr Liam Fox has taken on the role with Afghan Heroes, the registered charity set up by the mothers of soldiers killed in the Afghanistan conflict.

The MP for North Somerset and former Secretary of State for Defence will provide support and advice to the charity that has become one of the most high-profile military support groups in the country since its launch in September 2009.

The charity provides support for the families of the fallen and the returning personnel who have witnessed the losses of their fellow comrades, as well as soldiers on the front line.

Founder Denise Harris said: “To have someone like Liam support our charity is fantastic. He has been to Afghanistan and understands what those who serve go through and the effects it can have.

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“We hope his position will help raise the profile of what we’re trying to do not only to the general public, but to those who represent the country in Westminster and Brussels.”

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