The Band of the Brigade of Gurkhas gave a spectacular performance at All Saints Church Lydd on Saturday 16th November. The Concert was hosted by Lydd Town Council and had been in the planning stages since January.
We were most honoured to be joined by The Lord Warden of the Cinque Ports, Admiral of the Fleet, Baron Boyce KG, GCB, OBE, KstJ, DL who opened the concert at 7pm.
The Lydd Town Concert raised a brilliant £2000 towards the work of the Trust in 2018 and this was improved upon in 2019 by an extra £500. To put this into perspective £1,350 is the average annual cost of a motorbike, allowing teams to reach the homes of beneficiaries to provide vital care. In addition, the average cost of fuel for these bikes is £232 month so the concert last year could have paid for nearly 9 months fuel.
The Director of Music Captain Shane O’Neill, the Assistant Director of Music, Major Rick Beven and the Speaker of the Cinque Ports, the Mayor of Winchelsea John Rodley joined Lydd Town Council at a presentation evening held on Monday 16th November 2019 where Councillor Clive Goddard presented a cheque for £2,500 raised from the proceeds of the concert which will go to the Gurkha Welfare Trust.