ON FRIDAY afternoon, Alan Cockerell and his family went to St Luke’s Hospice to hand over a cheque for £750.
The money was given to the family by Purfleet Heritage Museum after an SAS commander dagger owned by Alan’s father-in-law, George Denny was stolen from the museum last year.
The knife has never been traced.
Alan and his family met with St Luke’s chief fundraiser, Marilyn D’Battista and nurses to thank them.
Aveley man, George fell ill following the theft and spent his last days at the hospice. The family were very grateful for all the care the hospice provided.
The family have another presentation to make to Help for Heroes.