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St Mark’s Dee View Surgery staff have treat in stores for troops in Afghanistan

SERVICEMEN and women in Afghanistan are in for a sweet surprise.

Ann McFerran, along with colleagues at St Mark’s Dee View Surgery in Connah’s Quay, have made up boxes of treats, filled with sweets, chocolate and shower gel, to send to Afghanistan.

The boxes will go to the RAF squad Ann’s son belonged to.

Her son Peter McFerran, 24, was killed in July last year while serving in Iraq and a Chronicle appeal in his honour is under way to raise money for a new incubator for the Countess of Chester Hospital.

“I wanted to send these parcels to help them feel a bit more comfortable,” said Ann. “A few home comforts really helps boost morale and they’re usually short of quite a few things.

“I know some of them personally and they’re good lads, I want them to know they’re not forgotten.

“People from work have been bringing in a few things every day and I’ve sent a letter to their squadron leader to let them know they are coming.

“These are the first set of boxes we’ve sent, but I’m hoping to get some schools and churches involved to do it again in the future.”