Charity event will mark Battle of Britain
“FLAG waving, loud singing and having a good time will be compulsory!” These are the words of the new chairman of East Northamptonshire Council, Marika Hillson (pictured above), who is marking the forthcoming 75th anniversary of the Battle of Britain with an evening of food, music and dancing.
Cllr Hillson invites you to join her on Saturday July 11 at Irthlingborough’s Frontier Centre for musical entertainment and supper to raise money for her two chosen charities. Funds raised during her civic year will be shared between the Royal British Legion – in memory of Brian Walker (former chairman of Finedon, Irthlingborough and District RBL) and Skylark Children’s Ward at Kettering General Hospital.
Cllr Hillson said: “This will be a very special event with a menu that’s hard to resist! For starters, we’ll have well known military anthems played by the fabulous Thrapston Town Brass Band, followed by a fish and chip supper from Vince’s Fish Bar. Then our talented Irthlingborough-based Michelle Randle dancers will perform to classic Glenn Miller tunes. We will finish with a glorious singsong of popular wartime hits – and there will be a well-known local artist, Keith Hill, with an historic WWII exhibition.
“So join us for a fabulous time to raise funds for equipment for the Skylark Children’s Ward and for the Royal British Legion in memory of Brian Walker. I look forward to seeing you all there.”
The evening also includes a licensed bar and a raffle draw.
Tickets are £20 per person. Dress code is smart casual or 1940s costume (Allied Forces or civilian) and mayoral chains. Guests are asked to arrive at 7pm for a 7.30pm start at the Frontier Centre, Sports Hall, Addington Road, Irthlingborough, NN9 5UH.
For more information and to book tickets, contact Barbara Wiggins, PA to the chairman, on: 01832 742198 or email: email@example.com