THE chairman of the Royal Air Force Charitable Trust has thanked audience members who attended the recent Unsung Heroes’ concert performance by the Bands of the Royal Air Force at the Royal Concert Hall, Nottingham.
ACM Sir John Cheshire says the evening was a great success and helped support the valuable work of the Royal Air Force Charitable Trust.
He explained: “The Charitable Trust is the youngest of the three major RAF charities, having been set up in 2005 to support a wide range of projects and initiatives that benefit RAF serving personnel and veterans; and young people, with an emphasis on the Air Cadets and youngsters from underprivileged backgrounds.
“Since then, we have donated more than £1.7 million in grants to the worthiest of causes.”
“Those who attended our concert were invited to record the names of their own personal RAF Unsung Heroes in a special Book of Remembrance and I am pleased to say that many took up that opportunity.
The RAF band has handed the book to Reverend David Osborn, resident chaplain at St Clement Danes Church in London - the Central Church of the Royal Air Force - where it will be displayed.
Sir John Cheshire added: “On behalf of all my fellow Trustees, I thank you for helping us to help others so much less fortunate than ourselves. We very much hope to see you again at next year’s Royal Centre concert on Thursday, November 29, when we will be staging a Diamond Jubilee musical celebration in honour of Her Majesty The Queen.”