WIN tickets for an Ashley Clarkson fundraising dinner

editorial image
Share this article

A FUNDRAISING Valentine’s dinner is to be held in Mansfield this month in memory of a hero soldier - and Chad has two tickets worth £50 to give away.

The plush three-course formal event is to be held at the Mansfield Manor Hotel overlooking the picturesque surroundings of Carr Bank Park, and is being organised to remember Ashley Clarkson.

The 23-year-old took his own life last year, suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).

He had served with the Royal Logistics Corps in Iraq, and his family say he received little help after being diagnosed.

It was reported that a seven-year-old Iraqi girl had died in his arms after stepping on a bomb, which had left Ashley “distraught”.

He got into trouble whilst on leave and was banned from driving.

He left the Army in April 2011 and secured a job at a joinery firm, appearing to get his life back on track. However, he was found hanged by his girlfriend Chloe on 10th March last year.

His devastated family has since dedicated their lives to raising money and awareness of PTSD, raising thousands of pounds through a serious events including a sponsored walk in last July in which scores of people walked from Crich War Memorial to Mansfield War Memorial at Carr Bank Park.

The latest event at Mansfield Manor Hotel is a special Valentine’s Day event, and will be held on Thursday, 14th February starting at 7pm. Two tickets have been donated for the evening.

Each ticket holder will also be entered into a free raffle to win a night for two at the Mansfield Manor Hotel with breakfast included. This will be drawn by Mansfield Mayor Tony Egginton who is attending the event.

There are also a host of other top prizes on the night including rounds of golf at Mansfield Golf Club and The Fairways Golf Course, as well as meals at various pubs.

To be in with a chance of winning the pair of tickets, simply answer the question below and email your entry under a heading of ‘Mansfield Manor Dinner Competition’ to

Usual JP rules apply and the closing date is Monday, 11th February.

What is 14th February more commonly known as?