A CAMPAIGN aimed at helping injured war veterans has raised £1,000.

Help for Heroes raised the cash after setting up a display of thousands of miniature soldiers in George Yard, Braintree.

The display formed part of the charity's 40,000 strong campaign which aims to raise awareness and money for soldiers injured during active service.

Help for Heroes offered shoppers the chance to buy a miniature soldier figure and held a number of activities on the day to get people involved.

The charity says the day was such a success, it chose to return to the town and set up a similar display at Braintree Village at the weekend.

Julian North, Help for Heroes Recovery Manager in the East, said: "We are extremely grateful for the warm welcome and support that Braintree residents gave us recently.

"Injuries have derailed 40,000 military careers in the last 20 years and every day this number grows.

"Many tell us that their transition impacted significantly on their health, wellbeing and family. With your kind donation we can help all wounded veterans stand strong."