A CELEBRATION of the amazing year that has been 2012 will take place in St Wulfram’s Church in Grantham on Saturday, October 13.
Organised by and in aid of ABF The Soldiers’ Charity, the event will look back at the Queen’s diamond jubilee, the London Olympics and Paralympics, and Andy Murray’s success in winning the US Open tennis tournament.
Charity chairman Neil McCorquodale said; “We hope this concert will be a fitting celebration of this incredible year and we also hope that perhaps all the events we have witnessed in Great Britain during the summer of 2012, and the legacy they have created, could just make this country an even better place for future generations.”
Headlining the concert is the Band of the Irish Guards, supported by Major Dennis Hannant and the Grantham Choral Society.
The world famous band played as part of the jubilee celebrations and the Olympics closing ceremony, in addition to its role of playing at the Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace and at Windsor Castle.
Meanwhile, the choral society and Major Hannant are well-known performers locally.
Proceeds from the concert will go the incredible work of ABF The Soldiers’ Charity. It was founded in 1945 following the end of the Second World War. Its aim is the same today as it was all those years ago - to look after soliders that come home from war, and also their families.
Mr MrCorquodale said: “With the war in Iraq and the ongoing conflict in Afghanistan the need for help and support has never been greater. In Lincolnshire alone the charity is helping 78 cases.”
Doors open at 6.15pm and the show starts at 7pm. Tickets are £10 for adults and £5 for children. They are available from the church parish office on 01476 561342 or from the Guildhall Arts Centre box office on 01476 406158. Alternatively, buy tickets on the door.