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Posted on Wednesday 11th December

Lorraine Kelly launched a charity appeal, the UK4U Thanks! Christmas Box campaign, which hopes to send 18,500 boxes of festive cheer to servicemen and women across the globe who will be away from their families this Christmas.

Lorraine led the 15-strong, colourful Company of Pikemen and Musketeers, complete with a drumbeater and a fifer, from Bunhilll Row onto the parade ground in front of Armoury House, the historic headquarters of the Honourable Artillery Company, Britain’s oldest army regiment, in the heart of the City of London.

The broadcaster said on the day:

'I’m honoured once again to give my support to the uk4u Thanks! Christmas Box appeal.'

'The charity does a great job in making sure all our servicemen and women away from home and their families receive a wonderful box of goodies on Christmas Day.'

The charity will be sending boxes to personnel who will be recovering in hospital over the festive period as well as to serving personnel including those on board HMS Illustrious, recently deployed to assist with the humanitarian effort in the Philippines, and those serving in Afghanistan.

You can support the Armed Forces this Christmas by donating to a service charity, here.

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