Youth Fund In Memory of Exeter Soldier

Six months after the death of an Exeter soldier in Afghanistan a fund has been set up in his memory to help young people in the city.

29 year old PCSO Mark Marshall worked in the Countess Wear area and was killed by a roadside bomb while out with 6th Batallion the Rifles.

The Mark Marshall Youth Fund has been set up by those who knew him to support activities and help pay for equipment for youngsters in the city.

PCSO Percy Giles worked closely with Mark and is one of the Trustees of the fund. He says Mark's family is really backing the project: "they are aware of how much Mark enjoyed working with young people and how Mark really benefitted young people in his day to day job. They really would like his name to go forward and be carried on in this vein."

He continued: "it's one of those things that we want to keep local. We want to keep it for young people and we want to keep it in Exeter."

You can listen to the interview with PCSO Giles HERE

To start off the fundraising the police have put together a team to compete in a Plane Pull at RAF Brize Norton on the 4th September.

You can sponsor the team or give money to the Mark Marshall Youth Fund at Heavitree Police Station.