AN EVENING of music supporting soldiers who return home from war injured will be taking place on Saturday.
ABF The Soldiers Charity’s Lincolnshire Committee will be putting on a Last Night of the Proms Concert at St Botolph’s Church, from 7pm.
Playing will be the Heavy Cavalry and Cambrai Band along with Lincolnshire County Councillor and singer Andrea Jenkyns and army officer Major Dennis Hammant.
Andrea Jenkyns began taking piano lessons when she was twelve and has been writing songs since she was sixteen.
She has performed in Islamabad to an 8000 strong arena and her music video for The Beach has been played in Asia, and became one of the most requested songs on one of their television shows.
She has performed twice at the Mela Festival in Leeds and has been played on BBC radio.
Andrea boasts nearly a four octave range up to F6 and have the ability to produce the warm luscious low tones, to the top 'phantom of the opera' type, whistle sounds.
Dennis Hannant is currently serving with the Royal Logistic Corps, Territorial Army in Grantham and has been a member of the Grantham Choral Society since 2006 - singing solo since 2008.
Since then he has performed in a number of concerts in aid of various Armed Forces and local civilian charities including: SSAFA, Help for Heroes, ABF The Soldiers’ Charity, The RAF Benevolent Fund, Grantham Lions Club and various Grantham Mayor nominated charities.
ABF the Soldiers’ Charity was founded in 1945 with the aim of helping wounded soldiers and their families after they returned from The War.
The need for our help has greatly increased with the war in Iraq and the ongoing conflict in Afghanistan.
In Lincolnshire last year they helped 57 cases and distributed over £60,000.
Organisers boast an evening for all ages and a wide range of music with something for everyone,
Tickets to the show cost £15 adult, £10 child, including refreshments, and are available from St Botolph’s Church, Boston and County Club and the Boston Standard Offices.