Farmer gives wounded men a turkey treat

Bill Homewood

Bill Homewood

First published in News

A RADLEY farmer helped feed 100 injured military personnel this Christmas with five of his finest turkeys.

Bill Homewood, right, who runs Peach Croft Farm, delivered five of his best free range birds to the Headley Court military rehabilitation centre in Epsom, Surrey, as part of the national Turkeys for Troops campaign by the National Farmers’ Union.

He said: “With Dalton Barracks down the road, we obviously have a strong military connection in Abingdon.

“These guys have given up their lives for us. It is the least we can do. I think the gift was very well received.”

Headley Court spokesman Peter Haslan said: “We are very grateful for the kind donation. We continue to be astounded by the generosity of individuals and organisations at this time of year.”

The patients at the centre sat down to the turkeys at a star-studded Christmas lunch last Thursday, with Katie Price and soul singer Beverley Knight.

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