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Fundraiser in memory of Scunthorpe soldier

Craftsman Anthony Lombardi
Image caption Anthony Lombardi was described as an "inspiration"

A fundraising event has taken place in memory of a 21-year-old soldier from Scunthorpe who was killed in an explosion in Afghanistan.

Craftsman Anthony Lombardi died in Babaji in Helmand Province last year.

The mechanic, from the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers, was driving a Spartan vehicle on a supply convoy when it was caught in the blast.

Money raised from the fun day at Riddings Junior School will go to the Help for Heroes charity.

Following his death last August, Artificer Quarter-master Sergeant (AQMS) Willy Wilcoxson described the soldier as an "inspiration" to others, both in his personal and professional life.

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