Charity Auction - Pathfinder Figure - The Afghanistan Trust

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  1. Dear Ouens,

    You will be aware that the Pathfinder Company book launch and signing event
    takes place on Thursday 16th September at the London Club of the Rifles.

    The evening is well subscribed with attendees travelling from the US, Canada,
    Germany, Afghanistan and South Africa. Suffice to say, we're flattered and
    almost overwhelmed with the interest shown.

    If you're still thinking of coming and haven't yet made your plans then do, then
    do. It will be a night to remember.....

    We're especially priviledged on the 16th to have a team of British Army
    Pathfinders in attendance. CSM XXXX and his team will be displaying
    their jump equipment, weapons and equipment, allowing those that have served in
    airborne forces, to see the current approach to airborne soldiering and the
    skills of 'Pathfinding'.

    You will, of course, know that the Parachute Regiment has served extensively in
    Afghanistan and has served with distinction. Yet with that distinction comes a
    price. That of bereaved families and wounded soldiers. To support such families
    and the wounded, the Parachute Regiment - and in particular, Colonel Stuart
    Tootal - founded the Afghanistan Trust.

    On the 16th September, to support the valuable work of the Afghanistan Trust, we
    are going to raise funds through a sealed bid auction. This auction is for
    Figure No. 1 of the SADF 'Pathfinder' figure we recently commissioned; a limited
    edition release of just 30 figures worldwide, with its provenance signed by
    Colonel Jan Breytenbach. This release builds upon the success of our RLI Troopie
    commission which now sees figures commanding prices in excess of £1000.

    We're inviting you to make the highest bid possible for this unique piece of
    artwork. Bidding starts at £125.00 and the highest bid received will win the
    figure, with all proceeds being donated to the Afghanistan Trust.

    Details of the auction can be found at 30 Degrees South UK South African Books - you can either make your bid
    online or in a sealed envelope on the night. Whichever way works for you, do
    please support this initiative as we look to enhance the enduring efforts of
    the Parachute Regiment's Afghanistan Trust.

    Because together, we can make a difference.

    We look forward to meeting you on the 16th September.

    30 Degrees South UK