Shropshire

Cpl Brent McCarthy charitable trust planned by sister

Brent McCarthy Trust logo Image copyright Jodie McCarthy
Image caption Jodie McCarthy has designed a logo for the charity, reflecting her brother's twin passions of hockey and the RAF

The sister of an RAF serviceman from Shropshire killed in Afghanistan is planning to set up a charitable trust in his name.

Cpl Brent McCarthy, 25, from Telford, was shot by members of the Afghan police force in 2012.

32-year-old Jodie McCarthy wants to raise money to help the families of servicemen who have been killed.

She also wants to offer younger children the chance to name a star after the relative they have lost.

"My daughter was bought a star and she named it Brent - I thought it would be a lovely idea if other people could be bought a star and have its co-ordinates in the sky to help them come to terms with their loss," she said.

Miss McCarthy has designed a logo for the charity, reflecting her brother's twin passions of hockey and the RAF.

The mother of three plans to organise a charity ball next year on her brother's birthday and other events to raise the £5,000 needed to register the charity.

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