The sausages sizzled and the burgers didn’t get burnt at Chavasse VC House, on Thursday 17 July. On the hottest day of the year so far, with temperatures soaring to a whopping 33 degrees, residents, veterans, staff and supporters enjoyed an evening full of entertainment, laughter and, of course, delicious food eaten al fresco. It was all part of the Help for Heroes Bear-B-Q campaign, raising £912 in the process.
The entertainment came thick and fast as wounded, injured and sick veterans, service personnel and their loved ones were treated to the beautiful vocal talent of Joanna Power who sang an impressive catalogue of modern rock and pop songs and even took requests from our wounded. Next up were The Landed, an Essex indie/rock group who recently had their EP Taking You Out aired on BBC Radio One - definitely a group to watch! The four piece band rocked Chavasse VC house with their own amazing songs as well as popular covers like Superstitious.
Stand-up comedy was next on the billing and the 50 strong audience had tears in their eyes as Comedian Kane delivered his ‘pull no punches’ act that saw smiles plastered on everyone’s faces. If that wasn’t enough, throughout the evening a table top magician amazed everyone with his tricks that left guests speechless.
The Help for Heroes Bear-B-Q is a national fundraising campaign that runs from 16 – 31 August. It encourages friends and families to enjoy the popular British summer tradition whilst raising money for our heroes. To find out more about the campaign or to register your Bear-B-Q and receive a free fundraising pack visit http://www.helpforheroes.org.uk/challenges-blog/be-inspired/