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British Armed Forces Charity launch nationwide concert of care homes

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THE Not Forgotten, a British Armed Forces charity which supports serving and ex-servicemen and women is delighted to announce the launch of ‘Those Not Forgotten Years’, a nationwide outdoor concert tour of care homes.

The concerts are part of the charity’s centenary celebrations and aim to entertain, boost morale and lift spirits by reaching 1000’s of care home residents across the country during a seven-week tour that will run until October.

The Not Forgotten professional entertainment team will perform a set of popular classics and rousing favourites from the 30’s through to the 60’s with a special tribute to Dame Vera Lynn, so residents can enjoy a trip down memory lane and an entertaining singalong after spending many weeks in lockdown.

Those Not Forgotten Years concerts will take place as small garden parties served alongside tea and cakes, all organised in strict adherence to current COVID-19 government guidelines and in close consultation with care home managers.

Those Not Forgotten Years: The Not Forgotten Entertainment team sing to care home residents on nationwide Those Not Forgotten Years concert tour

Weather permitting, they will be held outdoors within the grounds, but if rain intervenes, the show will go on and residents can watch from their windows while the performers entertain from a gazebo.

Commenting on the launch, Brigadier James Stopford, CBE, CEO of The Not Forgotten said:

“Sadly, events to commemorate VE Day, VJ Day and D Day could not take place properly this year, so we were determined to help WW2 veterans and those who have served their country mark these important days by bringing the celebrations to them.

Banstead 1 Linda Watts from The Not Forgotten entertainment team singing to residents at Sunrise of Banstead

“One hundred years ago soprano Marta Cunningham founded The Not Forgotten based on the principles of providing entertainment and recreation to those injured in the service of their country and we are delighted that to this day, a big part of our work continues to bring entertainment to the care homes we support across the UK.”

The Not Forgotten combats isolation and loneliness amongst the Armed Forces community through social activities and challenge holidays. If you are a serving or ex-member of the Armed Forces or you know of someone that could benefit from the help of The Not Forgotten, please get in touch by contacting Tel: 0207 730 2400

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