A huge £40,000 donation
………from the St George’s Day Festival for ABF The Soldiers’ Charity
Bob Gallagher, member of the St George’s Day Committee, was thrilled to present ABF The Soldiers’ Charity with a cheque for £40,000 today.
Since 1944, ABF The Soldiers’ Charity has been the National Charity of the British Army. It exists to provide a lifetime of support to soldiers, veterans and their immediate families in times of need. Making grants to individuals through Regimental and Corps Associations, ABF supports a wide range of specialist charities that sustain the British Army ‘family’, both at home and around the world. Last year, it helped almost 5,000 individuals, and touched the lives of more than 80,000 through support to other organisations.
Phillip Naylor, Regional Director North West stated that, “We’re delighted that we continue to be the one of the three charities supported by the St George’s Festival and have really valued being part of the festival since it’s very first year. We have seen the Festival grow year on year and with it, so too have the donations to ABF The Soldiers’ Charity. In all we have received nearly £100,000 from the eight previous festivals and it looks like 2017 will continue to show the growing success of the events.”
The St George’s Festival provides something for everyone and is fast becoming a major event in the social calendar in the North West. The values of the event closely reflect those of ABF The Soldiers’ Charity with the aim of helping all those soldiers, veterans and their families in times of need. Phillip continues, “It has been both a pleasure and an honour to be part of the is festival and we very much look forward to many more years of success.”
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About St George’s Day
St. George’s Day Festival has now been running for over 7 years and shows no signs of tiring. Raising over £82,000 last year for local charities, it remains true to its original aims to:
* help raise awareness and campaign for an official St George’s Day holiday
* use this great occasion to raise money for charity
* help the local economy by bringing people to the town and thus raising awareness of the local area – in simple terms putting the Fylde Coast on the national map.
Tickets for all events are on sale now and can be purchased through www.stgeorgesdayfestival.com or in person/by phone or via internet from the Lowther Pavilion Box Office.
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