Concert boosts funds for Bridlington’s Royal British Legion branch

Val Fairhurst of MADD presents a cheque for �150 to Bridlington Poppy Appeal organiser Alex Morris.

Val Fairhurst of MADD presents a cheque for �150 to Bridlington Poppy Appeal organiser Alex Morris.

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A WARTIME variety concert has boosted funds for the Bridlington branch of the Royal British Legion.

Pictured is Val Fairhurst, of Methodist Amateur Dramatics Driffield (MADD), presenting a cheque for £150 to poppy appeal organiser Alex Morris at the town’s war memorial.

The money was raised when MADD put on a wartime variety show at Driffield Methodist Church earlier this year, entitled ‘Bluebirds Over Driffield.’

Also present at the cheque presentation on behalf of the Bridlington Branch of the Royal British Legion were treasurer Graham Child and president/secretary Barry Moody MBE.

Mr Moody said the cheque was received with “grateful thanks” and added: “These donations support the 1.7 million pounds per week spent on welfare for the ex-service community.”

Further funds were raised at a commemorative 40s day held at the Spa Bridlington last month which have gone to the Royal British Legion and Alderson House. Another £119.82 went to the Poppy Appeal.

“Grateful thanks are expressed to PCSO Liz Smith who put tremendous effort into organising the day. Also the staff at the Spa who gave 100% support to the event. Due to its success it is now likely to become an annual feature,” Mr Moody said.

The branch’s next major event will be the rally weekend on September 28 to 30 which promises to be full of entertainment and ceremony with the highlight being a military band concert by the Heavy Cavalry and Cambrai Band on the Saturday evening.

Everyone will be welcome to join in with this annual event.