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100th anniversary poppy appeal concert tea party a great success

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  • Published: 4th November 2021
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100th anniversary poppy appeal concert tea party a great success

The Poppy Appeal Concert and Tea Party at the Memorial Hall in Clanfield, celebrating the 100th anniversary of the Royal British Legion, was a sell-out success, raising £1,344.12 for the Royal British Legion.

A traditional tea party, including delicious cakes, was sandwiched between two halves of a musical concert, featuring singers, musicians, comedians and dancers from the Clare Louise School of Dance who entertained the large and appreciative audience. The Memorial Hall was bedecked with bunting, flags and poppies creating a colourful welcome to the 110 ticket holders.

Local poppy appeal organiser Nina Haig praised the band of volunteers:

“We had a marvellous team who worked so hard to make this event happen including Ollie Butler, who produced and starred in the concert; John Butler on sound and lighting and Dave Beswick as front of House; Di Reynolds and friends who created a fantastic tea and Sheila Barker who sourced raffle prizes from Tesco’s, Morrison’s, QECP, Butser Ancient Farm, the Taro Centre and Sky Park Farm

“Southdowns Funeral Services produced the posters, tickets and programmes and Charlie’s Trade Centre sold the tickets for us. Clanfield Voluntary Support Group covered the cost of the hire of the Memorial Hall with additional grants from Clanfield Parish Council and EHDC Cllr Agate. A big thank you to them all for making it happen.

It was a marvellous way to celebrate the near return of normal life in the village, after such a dreadful eighteen months, and remember those who helped protect us.”

Poppies are available in the local shops and pubs for the next two weeks – please support the Royal British Legion in their 100th Year.


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