Dear Editor, May I thank all those who attended the recent Unsung Heroes’ concert performance by the Bands of the Royal Air Force at the Symphony Hall, Birmingham.
The evening was a great success and helped support the valuable work of the Royal Air Force Charitable Trust.
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 to worthy 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 that many took up that opportunity.
On behalf of all my fellow Trustees, I thank your readers for helping us to help others so much less fortunate than ourselves. We hope to see them again at next year’s Symphony Hall concert on October 21, when we will be staging a Diamond Jubilee musical celebration in honour of Her Majesty The Queen.
From ACM Sir John Cheshire
KBE, CB, FRAeS
Chairman, Royal Air Force Charitable Trust