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Remembrance show to present bouquets to Ferndown’s oldest residents
BOUQUETS will be presented to Ferndown’s oldest residents at a special remembrance variety show this month.
The performance, in aid of the Royal British Legion’s Poppy Appeal, Help 4 Heroes and the Jon Egging Trust, will feature a host of singers, dancers and musicians from around the county.
It will take place at the Barrington Centre in the town on Sunday at 2.30pm.
Producer and director Warren Brown said the show, which has taken six months to plan, is a “salute” to those who served in the First World War.
“We have four residents who are aged 100 or over in Ferndown, and two of those are too frail to attend the performance,” he said.
“However, the other two will be there on the night, and we want to honour them as part of the show. It’s all about remembering what the men and women of this county, and our country, did during the war.”
During the evening, audience members will watch members of the Andrea Knowles Dance Academy perform in the style of popular troupe the Tiller Girls, listen to the Ringwood Pipe Band performing the Pipes and Drums Salute, and join in with the National Anthem.
There will also be hymns, and actor Derek Herbert will perform Winston Churchill’s iconic Battle of Britain speech.
Mr Brown said: “There will be a huge range of events happening over the course of the evening.
“There really will be something for everyone. It’s a one-of-a-kind show – I don’t know of anything else like it.”
Organisers are now desperately searching for a local celebrity who would be able to support the performance.
For more information, or to buy tickets for the show, call 01202 894858.
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