Local charities celebrate their work with stunning concert

Local Wiltshire charities celebrated their work at a musical evening attended by Her Majesty The Queen at Salisbury Cathedral on Thursday 8 February.

Friday, 09 February 2024

Her Majesty The Queen sitting in Salisbury Cathedral

Photos by Finnbarr Webster

The historic event saw award-winning concert pianist Rupert Egerton-Smith perform alongside The Band of The Grenadier Guards and The Band and Bugles of The Rifles.

Attended by over 1,200 people, the event will help to support the work of The Wiltshire Bobby Van Trust, Wiltshire Air Ambulance and Community First's youth arm, Youth Action Wiltshire, along with the military charities, The Colonel’s Fund and The Rifles Benevolent Trust.

All of the charities share a close association with Her Majesty The Queen, who enjoyed the performance from the front row at the historic Salisbury Cathedral.

“It was a stunning evening and I want to express my gratitude to everyone who has helped to make this night become a reality."

Emily Tulloch, one of the concert's lead organisers

“Thank you to all the partners who supported the event, staff and volunteers from the charities, the performers, Salisbury Cathedral staff and everyone who bought a ticket to attend the concert.”

The funds raised will directly benefit the local charitable organisations, who have all provided long-standing services in the community.

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