Winston’s VE Day walk through town raises £750 for NHS heroes – Chelmsford Weekly News

A LOOKALIKE of famous wartime Prime Minister Winston Churchill raised almost £750 for the NHS by parading through Colchester in character on VE Day.

Neil Heward, 69, dusted off his Homburg hat, bow-tie and Cuban cigar on Friday, walking from his home in Victoria Chase through the town centre to Colchester War Memorial.

There he laid a wreath with a special message to mark the 75th anniversary of VE Day.

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Along the way, wife Lyndsey, or his Clemmie, was collecting cash donations from neighbours for NHS Charities Together.

The couple also welcomed online donations from supporters via Just Giving.

Residents were also encouraged to give Mr Heward, or Winston, the famous V for Victory sign as they spotted him pass their properties.

The couple have collected a total of £740, which will be donated to the charity’s coronavirus appeal.

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