Music and fireworks are set to brighten the sky above Shrivenham on Thursday 14 July as the Military Defence Academy opens its doors for a party in the park in aid of four military charities:
The Royal Navy Benevolent Trust, the Royal Marines Charitable Trust Fund, ABF – The Soldiers’ Charity, The RAF Benevolent Fund
and also two local charities: Pennyhooks Organic Farm which runs courses for people with Autism and Root & Branch therapeutic gardening and rural crafts for people with mental health difficulties.
Attractions include the Band of the Prince of Wales’ Division and a guest vocalist, Pipes & Drums of the Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders, local band The Hyperbolics playing hits from the last forty years, and a choreographed aerial display by a Mk XI Spitfire (subject to weather conditions).
Kimbolton Fireworks, the company responsible for the New Year’s Eve displays in London and Edinburgh, will end the evening in spectacular fashion.
Marketing coordinator for the event, Flight Lieutenant Debbie Cotton said, “last year we raised almost £14,000 for charity, so it’s a worthwhile event. There’s always a great atmosphere, and the opportunity to see so many different things in one evening makes for a fantastic summer’s night out.”
Bring a picnic, or make it a special occasion by ordering a hamper, with choices of traditional, Mediterranean or sea food fare, and a bottle of wine.
The gates open for this family event at 6pm, with entertainment commencing at 7pm.
To purchase tickets call 785676 or visit www.da.mod.uk