Marine band wows crowd

15:19 23 November 2012

The band of Her Majesty

The band of Her Majesty's Royal Marines at a fund raising concert in Matthews Hall Topsham for the Estuary League of Friends, pictured is Bugler Tim Needham and Bugler Damian Challis with Louise Russell,Jeremy Wallen and Stephanie Tolly. Photo by Terry Ife ref ext 4606-47-12TI To order your copy of this photograph go to www.exmouthjournal.co.uk and click on myphotos24

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A sell-out crowd at Matthews Hall has been wowed by the Band of HM Royal Marines Lympstone at a charity concert.

The show was the final event in the Estuary League of Friends’ 25th anniversary celebrations, and music fans packed into the hall to enjoy it.

The total raised for the charity currently stands at £1500.

Charity chief executive Rachel Gilpin said: “It went extremely well. It was a packed house and the band were absolutely superb – a really nice bunch of Marines, and the music was just stunning.

“To get the band to come to Topsham is a real coup, and a really nice way to end our birthday celebrations.”

Much of the cost of putting on the concert was met by sponsors, including the Journal, the Galley Restaurant, Barclays Bank and Wilkinson Grant estate agents.

Food for the Marines was provided by the Half Moon Inn at Clyst St Mary, while Topsham firefighters manned the door, and raffle prizes were donated by Waitrose.

The concert was such a hit that Rachel says the band master has offered to make it an annual event, but for that to happen a larger venue may be needed.

Rachel said: “The staging wasn’t quite big enough, and we could have sold it out at least once more if we’d had more space.” The charity’s next event is its annual Christmas lunch for the elderly, housebound and disabled, and those who would otherwise be alone on Christmas Day.

It takes place at the Lympstone Commando Training Centre, and costs £14 including transport.

More than 100 diners have already signed up, but some places are still available by calling 01392 879009 or emailing rachel.estuary@virgin.net by December 7.

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