We have just recieved news that Lance Corporal Derek Derenalagi, will be making an appearance at the Concert for Courage in Nottingham on the 27th of September. Has been competing in the Invictus and won Two gold medals and one silver.
Derek lost both legs and was officially declared dead after his vehicle was hit by an explosive device in Afghanistan in July 2007. We are very honoured to have him appear at the Concert for Courage, giving his voice to help raise funds on the evening. He will be joined by other soldiers on the evening and we will also have armoured vehicles standing outside the Concert Hall.
Prince Harry has has been the driving force behind the project and promised that the first Invictus Games will “inspire” the nation as he revealed the sporting spectacular could become an annual event.
All proceeds from the Concert for Courage are going to the ABF The Soldiers Charity.
The Soldiers’ Charity began as the Army Benevolent Fund in 1944. We are very proud of our rich history and are determined to make the most of the opportunities ahead of us, building on the last 70 years of success and support.Today, the conflicts may be different, but the pressures on our soldiers remain. As we are all too aware from the news, the Army is bearing the strain of the current conflicts. Hundreds of soldiers have been killed in Afghanistan and Iraq with many more injured both mentally and physically.
Here are just a few of the items on the menu:
Fanfare - 76 Trombones, Pixar Movie Magic, Colonel Bogey, You Make Me Feel So Young , Granada, Songs from the First World War, Nessun Dorma, Rule Britannia...........
The Opera Dudes of Nottingham will be performing their mix of songs, mayhem and madness for the evening, a treat in itself!!