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Widow of soldier killed in army training is arranging a festival in his memory

Posted on - 20th April, 2019 - 12:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Charities, Preston News, What's On in Preston
Corporal Darren Neilson died when a tank exploded during training in 2017
Corporal Darren Neilson died when a tank exploded during training in 2017

The widow of a soldier who died during Army training is arranging a festival in his memory.

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Corporal Darren Neilson was killed when a tank exploded during a live firing exercise in 2017, alongside Corporal Matthew Hatfield.

Now Darren’s widow Jemma is planning Daz Fest to in memory of her husband and to raise money for the charity Scotty’s Little Soldiers, which has supported their daughter Millie, 9, following the death of her dad.

Darren, Jemma and Millie on their wedding day


Daz Fest will take place on May 4 on St Josephs Parish Centre field, Brindle.

There will be live music, camping, stalls and a helter skelter, from 2pm to 10pm.

Day tickets are £10 and camping tickets £25. Under 16s are free.

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