Enderby Band help to raise £9k for charity

ESO at Curve smallEnderby Band was delighted to hear that a show in which the band appeared has raised almost £9000 for charity.

Enderby Bands’ website reports that the show, entitled ‘We’ll Meet Again’, was held in November last year at Leicester’s Curve Theatre and was staged to commemorate the 70th Anniversary of the Second World War.

The promoter of the event, Leicester’s Lord Lieutenant Lady Gretton recently presented a cheque to the county president of the Royal British Legion, Colonel Robert Martin.

The show, which was created by local arts charity Applause, told the story of the conflict through the eyes of the people of Leicestershire using images and popular music of the time.

The band were part of a line up of artists performing on the night which also included Elaine Pantling, David Morris and Jenny Saunders, Curve Young Theatre Company and vocal group The Simpletones.

Speaking about the event, Lady Gretton said:

‘We enjoyed a wonderful mix of music and drama with light-hearted moments and tear-jerking moments. All of this was for such a good cause.’

Col. Martin commented:

The Royal British Legion is the custodian of remembrance and the Poppy Appeal is at the heart of our fund-raising. The fantastic amount will go towards supporting our vital work.’

The Band on stage at Curve [Photo: Enderby Band]

The Band on stage at Curve [Photo: Enderby Band]

It is the second year the band has appeared at Curve – in 2014 the band performed at a similar event to mark the 100th Anniversary of the First World War.

This event also raised a similar amount for the Poppy Appeal.

Keep up to date with the Band’s activities at http://www.enderbybands.co.uk/

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