A charity lunch at the Bear Hotel in Devizes raised £535 for the Soldiering On Through Life Trust, which supports military heroes through their life.

The trust was set up three years ago and supports injured service personnel and their families throughout their lives by recognising the outstanding achievements of the armed forces community at an annual awards ceremony.

Surplus funds are put back into armed forces charities.

At the lunch at the Bear Hotel the guest speaker was Air Commodore Charles Clarke along with Wing Commander Tal Lambert, the founder and chairman of the Trust, from Corsham.

The fundraising is due to continue as Bear Hotel bar employee Zoe Burke is set to take part in the Tough Mudder, a rigorous run.

The Bear Hotel was presented with a certificate of appreciation by the Trust to mark their help.