Wednesday, December 2, 2020

Lincs & Notts Air Ambulance to benefit from Up, Up and Away Gala Charity Concert

Ever since the national success of the Military Wives Choir and Gareth Malone, new audiences are starting to appreciate different styles of music. Now, the Belvoir Wassailers, a male voice choir situated in the Vale of Belvoir, is hosting a concert with a difference in aid of two local life-saving charities – the Lincs & Notts Air Ambulance and the East Midlands Immediate Care Scheme.

The audience will be able to experience four dramatically different styles of choir in one evening at Newark Palace Theatre on June 1, 2018.

Belvoir Wassailer’s Chairman, Geoffrey Petchey, explained: “What better way to support our remote communities than to put on this Gala Concert, bringing together four very different sounds in one great event, in aid of two very worthy services to those communities!

“We expect that the choirs taking part will benefit from a wider circle of friendships created throughout the preparation and presentation of this concert and I am sure our audience will enjoy every minute of the performance on the evening.”

Joining the Belvoir Wassailers will be the Cranwell Military Wives Choir made up of the partners of officers based at RAF Cranwell and further afield, the high-energy Newark Rock Choir, and the award-winning De Montfort University Gospel Choir.

Lincs & Notts Community Fundraiser, Karen Carter, said: “This will be a fantastic event with four very diverse, but equally entertaining choirs performing on one stage with 50% of the proceeds coming directly to the Lincs & Notts Air Ambulance.

“As a Charity we receive no direct Government funding, so every penny raised at events like this really does help us to continue to save lives every day. And, this year, as we start to fly 24 hours a day, this support will be even more crucial to us. By extending the hours we fly we can respond to many more emergencies every year – saving more lives than ever before.”

Tickets cost £15 each and can be booked at

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