MAY I, through your columns, thank all those who attended the recent Unsung Heroes’ concert performance by the Bands of the Royal Air Force at the Congress Theatre in Eastbourne.
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.
These 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 in grants to the worthiest of 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 to say 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 very much hope to see them again at next year’s RAF in Concert, when we will be staging a Diamond Jubilee musical celebration in honour of Her Majesty The Queen.
ACM Sir John Cheshire KBE, CB, FRAeS
Royal Air Force