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

Last Night of the Proms at GER March: Alex Larham, Linda Mitchell, Anthony Chandler, Barry Howlett,

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

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: Alex Larham, Linda Mitchell, Anthony Chandler, Barry Howlett,

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

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: Alex Larham, Linda Mitchell, Anthony Chandler, Barry Howlett,

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

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: Alex Larham, Linda Mitchell, Anthony Chandler, Barry Howlett,

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

“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: Alex Larham, Linda Mitchell, Anthony Chandler, Barry Howlett,

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

“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: Alex Larham, Linda Mitchell, Anthony Chandler, Barry Howlett,

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


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“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.”

Last Night of the Proms at GER March: Alex Larham, Linda Mitchell, Anthony Chandler, Barry Howlett,

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

Last Night of the Proms at GER March: Alex Larham, Linda Mitchell, Anthony Chandler, Barry Howlett,

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

Last Night of the Proms at GER March: Alex Larham, Linda Mitchell, Anthony Chandler, Barry Howlett,

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

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