Belfast Telegraph

Tuesday 29 July 2014

Soldier's family at charity event

Fusilier Lee Rigby was killed outside Woolwich Barracks in south east London in May (MoD/PA)

The family of a soldier who was murdered outside his barracks cheered on members of his regiment as they took part in a charity truck pull.

Fusilier Lee Rigby was killed in a brutal attack in the street outside Woolwich Barracks in south east London in May.

His widow, Rebecca, and their two-year-old son, Jack, cheered on members of the barracks who took part in a fundraiser in Medbourne, Leicestershire.

Hundreds of locals turned out in the sunshine to support the event, which saw teams pull eight-ton trucks along a one-mile course through the village.

Money raised will be donated to a fund to help Private Rigby's son as well as local good causes in Medbourne.

Mrs Rigby said: "It's been a great day and there's a great turnout."

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