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It cost 310 thousand pounds in aid to help our forces

It cost 310 thousand pounds in aid to help our forces

12:01am 15th October 2011

A charity concert headed by Gloucestershire Police Male Voice Choir and supported by York Ladies’ Barbershop Choir is to be held in St Michael le Belfry Church, York, on Saturday, October 15, at 7.30pm in aid of SSAFA Forces HELP.

Organisor Mrs Gill Whiting said:

“We are delighted that the Gloucestershire Police Male Voice Choir have kindly agreed to support us. A wonderful evening of song is promised, with popular numbers from the musicals, including Phantom of the Opera, My Fair Lady and South Pacific.

During the evening there will be a rendition of Nessun Dorma and the Russian folk song Kalinka - and no Yorkshire concert would be complete without On Ilkley Moor Baht'At!”

There will also be a special guest appearance by the York Ladies’ Barbershop Choir.

Tickets: £10; students £8, children free. They are available by contacting 01904 768581, 01904 620994 or email secretaryinyork@aol.com

Last year, SSAFA Forces Help handled more than 500 cases of need in North Yorkshire and distributed more than £310,000 in aid.

One day’s paid service in any of our Armed Forces is all that is needed to qualify for help from SSAFA Forces Help.

This includes those who serve in our Reserve Forces and anyone who did National Service as well as close relatives, widows and widowers. SSAFA provides advice, practical help, friendship and, as an independent charity, acts as an agent of Military Associations and works closely with Local Authorities and other agencies to help claimants obtain entitlements by presenting their cases to appropriate departments. 

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