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Event is show of support for Armed Forces in West Bridgford

19 June 2017

Saturday 24 June is National Armed Forces Day, a nationwide celebration to honour the work of the British Armed Forces, past and present. Rushcliffe Borough Council will be leading celebrations in West Bridgford by hosting their annual Proms in the Park concert and family fun day from 12pm until 9pm in Bridgford Park.

There'll be musical performances throughout the day from local singers and bands leading up to a 'last night of the proms' style concert at 7pm with Nottingham Concert Band. Armed forces charities and cadet groups will also be in attendance and local sports clubs will be offering free taster activities. ‌Around the park, attractions will include fairground rides, a Punch and Judy show, circus skills area and garden games. The official charity for this year's Proms in the Park is the Defence National Rehabilitation Centre (DNRC), opening in Stanford on Soar in 2018.

For the second year in a row, Proms in the Park will be sponsored by Grosvenor House Day Nursery in Edwalton.

Kathryn Nicholson, Manager from Grosvenor House said: “We are delighted to be sponsoring such a fabulous event again.  It’s a great day out for the family and I’m sure we’ll see many of our families there, hopefully enjoying the warm sunshine!” 

A spokesperson for the DNRC said: “The new Defence & National Rehabilitation Centre being built at Stanford Hall is going to change lives, deliver the best in clinical care and make a huge difference to how we look after people who have experienced serious injury.  Having it here in Rushcliffe puts it at the heart of a growing cluster of medical expertise in the Midlands, and the opportunity for the DNRC to offer something for the nation as well as a facility for the Armed Forces is the really big prize. Right now, we’re raising the £40 million we need to complete the build for the Defence facility and are grateful for all of the generous donations people are making. We’re nearly there but are asking people to dig deep to help get us to our £300 million target.”

More detail at Armed Forces Day Proms


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