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Armed Forces Day 2012 - fundraising concert
Band with assistance from the Friends of Scarborough Armed Forces
Day will be performing a fundraising concert on Wednesday 27 June
at Queen Street Methodist Church from 7.30pm.
Conductor, Malcolm Appleby said:
“Scarborough Concert Band once again wanted to show its support for
Scarborough Armed Forces Day by staging this fundraising
“The enthusiasm for supporting our forces
stems from the heart of the band which originates from a military
descent as in the beginning - from 1958 -1968 we were known
as the band of the 4/5th Battalion The Yorkshire Green
Howards TA (Territorial Army). From 1968 it became the Scarborough
“Scarborough Concert Band will be
performing a wide range of music, appealing to all age groups.
“All our concert band players are very keen
there will not be a fixed admission charge as we want people to
show their support by donating as much or as little as they can
afford and still have an enjoyable night out, with the donation
being collected during the concert. There will be volunteers from
Scarborough Combined Cadet Force on hand to assist and help serve
The funds raised from the concert will
contribute to the Armed Forces Day Charity Collection which will be
held on Armed Forces Day in Scarborough on 23 June.
This year the charities are SSAFA –
Soldiers, Sailors, Airman and Families Association, Combat Stress,
Help 4 Heroes and Royal British Legion Scarborough Poppy
Scarborough Armed Forces Day – which takes
place a week ahead of the national celebration - will be the Naval
Regional Commander’s keystone event in the North of England this
year, with the Royal Navy set to play a key part, and is expected
to attract more than 15,000 people to the town’s seafront.
Her Majesty’s Royal Marine Band Scotland
will demonstrate their skills with a 40-minute performance and the
Royal Navy will also be bringing their Royal Marines Fitness
Challenge and Climbing Tower to the event. Royal Navy chefs will be
giving “Food for Life” healthy cooking demonstrations, while the
Royal Navy Northern Diving Group will be bringing a gigantic
watertank to demonstrate what it was like to wear old diving gear
along, with other diving memorabilia. The Scarborough event will
also feature displays, parades, stalls and games.
- This concert contributes to the wider programme of
events that local people and local community groups are
independently organising as part of the Scarborough Armed Forces
Day celebrations, with the main town event being held on Saturday
23 June 2012.
- ScarboroughConcert Band is doing their
bit to support our Armed Forces….what will you do to help raise the
spirits of the best and the brave of all active serving personnel
wherever they are in the world?