Concert was just fabulous

Saturday night’s entertainment from the Northumberland Fusiliers Band at the concert in Blyth was absolutely fantastic.

The music choice was excellent so old to young could identify and join in with aspects of the pieces, clapping, whistling and cheering.

A fantastic show enjoyed by all.

Some of the crowd volunteered to take part in a piece playing various instruments, maracas, cow bell, each were asked to give their name, and what their instrument was they were playing. Obviously some of the instruments were known, others not so easy.

One lady had the audience in stitches as she described her instrument as a pair of binoculars that weren’t very good.

I was busy setting up the refreshments before opening the doors and turned round to see a queue out the door to get in to the concert. The church was full.

Thank you to Father Andrew and staff for allowing us to use the church and helping with setting up etc. Refreshments were ‘just what the doctor ordered’, said one band member, when grabbing a cup of tea and a slice of cake.

Thank you to Beth Bussey for providing some lovely cakes for the interval, along with a raffle and some fantastic prizes.

Thank you to the Blyth & Tyne for helping sell tickets for the event.

Most of all thank you to Brainbox and Eric Ingram from the ABF – The Soldiers Charity for organising this concert in Michael’s memory, and of course to all those who attended and made it such a special evening.

It was very touching to have Michael remembered five years on. It was emotional being back in the church as the day of his funeral came straight to mind.

It has been very painful to step back into the church, but now we have been back, albeit emotional to begin with, hopefully we will associate the church with a more positive note and can attend more often. It was nice to visit on a cheerful and happy evening.

Kim Sweeney

Community Fundraiser

ABF – The Soldiers Charity