Charity night in honour of fallen Corby hero James Ashworth raises hundreds

A remembrance plaque in honour of James Ashworth VC
A remembrance plaque in honour of James Ashworth VC

A night in memory of Corby soldier James Ashworth raised more than £700 for the limbless war veteran charity BLESMA.

Rubix Nightclub in Corby held the event on Friday, August 28, in honour of the inspirational war hero who grew up in the town.

James was a posthumous recipient of the Victoria Cross, after he died leading the line in Afghanistan in June 2012.

And club co-owner Herbie Hutchinson was delighted to see the town come together for James, only the 14th soldier to be given the award since the end of the Second World War.

He said: “More than 400 people came through the doors and everybody is really proud of James.

“There are so many servicemen who give their all for our country but to have somebody from Corby with the Victoria Cross gives us a real sense of personal pride.

“The amount of people and businesses that came out in support to honour him was amazing.

“We will continue to offer our support and we hope to hold another event in the New Year.”

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