Royal British Legion concert at GER Club in March raises £1,000 for Poppy Appeal

PUBLISHED: 17:07 12 September 2017 | UPDATED: 17:07 12 September 2017

Last Night of the Proms at GER March: Alex Larham, Linda Mitchell, Anthony Chandler, Barry Howlett, Major Spencer and Ian Crabtree.

Last Night of the Proms at GER March: Alex Larham, Linda Mitchell, Anthony Chandler, Barry Howlett, Major Spencer and Ian Crabtree.

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The March Branch of the Royal British Legion raised more than £1,000 by hosting a band concert in aid of the Poppy Appeal.

Last Night of the Proms at GER March.Last Night of the Proms at GER March.

The concert, which was held at the GER Club on Saturday night, saw The Newmarket Town Band perform a varied selection of music in the first half and “Last Night of the Proms” in the second half.

Last Night of the Proms at GER March.Last Night of the Proms at GER March.

Major Spence, one of the organisers, said: “It went very well, we had just over 100 people turn up and I think everyone enjoyed it. “It was a really good evening. A lot of people came and sat on tables of 10 and brought their own picnics. There was a real party atmosphere.

Last Night of the Proms at GER March.Last Night of the Proms at GER March.

“The GER gave us the hall for nothing – that was their contribution. They didn’t take a penny off of us.

Last Night of the Proms at GER March.Last Night of the Proms at GER March.

“We’d like to say thank you to the 30 or so different shops and organisations that supported us.

Last Night of the Proms at GER March.Last Night of the Proms at GER March.

“It all shows a really great support for the Royal British Legion. Now this one’s been so successful, we’re looking to do it annually.”

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