Band of the Household Cavalry to play St Wulfram’s concert in Grantham

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A concert by the Band of the Household Cavalry will take place in St Wulfram’s Church to raise money for a soldier’s charity.

The concert, which is held every year in the county, raises money for the Army Benevolent Fund and is well supported in the town. Two years ago the Irish Guards played in the church at a successful event.

The concert will be held on Saturday, November 1, at 7.30pm.

Chairman of the ABF in Lincolnshire Neil McCorquodale said: “These are the Premier League bands of the armed forces. They do Trooping of the Colour and other major events and so we are very lucky to get them to come here.”

There will be a varied selection of music including music and songs from both world wars.

The band of the Household Cavalry is made up of two bands - The Life Guards and the Band of the Blues and Royals. Their main duties are ceremonial and include Trooping of the Colour, Beating Retreat and the daily Guard Mounting on Horse Guards Parade. Members of the band have served in Afghanistan and Iraq.

The ABF The Soldiers’ Charity is the official charity of the Army. It was founded in 1944 to help soldiers and their families after the last war. The charity still helps veterans of the Second World War as well as more recent conflicts including Iraq.

Tickets for the concert cost £10 and are available from the Guildhall box office (Tel: 01476 406158, www.guildhallartscentre.com) or from the parish office on 01476 406158.

A pre-concert supper will be held at The Angel and Royal Hotel at 6pm. Bookings for the supper can be made direct with the hotel on 01476 565816.