Police band to hold concert for Acorns to mark joint anniversary celebrations (From Droitwich Advertiser)
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Police band to hold concert for Acorns to mark joint anniversary celebrations
4:20pm Friday 30th August 2013 in News
THE Band of West Mercia Police is holding its 25th anniversary concert to raise funds for a local charity, which is also celebrating reaching the quarter of a century mark.
The band shares its anniversary with Acorns Children’s Hospice, which offers a network of care for children in the region living with life limiting or threatening conditions and support for their families.
The concert begins at 7.30pm at Worcester Cathedral on Saturday, September 28. BBC Midlands Today presenter Joanne Malin will be compère for the evening.
Special guests include soloist Steve Stewart from the world renowned Cory Band, the West Mercia Police Youth Band and Abberley Hall School Choir.
Band chairman PC Richard Waterhouse, a local policing officer from the Redditch South West and Rural team, said: “We are delighted to be hosting this concert in aid of such a worthy cause, which offers vital support to around 640 local children.
“We hope to raise as much money as possible and I would encourage people to buy their tickets now to avoid disappointment on the night.”
Carole Crowe, Acorns’ community fundraising manager for the three counties (Herefordshire, Shropshire and Worcestershire) said: “We rely on fundraising for the majority of the £8million plus needed every year to run our vital services providing care to local life limited children and their families.
“We are very grateful that the Band of West Mercia Police is supporting Acorns as we both celebrate our 25th anniversary, it's a gala concert not to be missed.”
Tickets cost £10 and can be purchased from the Worcester Live box office at Huntingdon Hall in Worcester or by calling 01905 611427.
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