Charity ball to commemorate outbreak of First World War

Reporter:

Rebecca Cole

THE people of Shropshire are being urged to support a glittering Centenary Charity Ball to commemorate the outbreak of the First World War.

The ball, which will take place on Saturday, August 30 at the RAF Museum at  RAF Cosford near Wolverhampton, has been running for five years and has raised thousands of pounds in recent years for the RAF Benevolent Fund and the museum.

The RAF Benevolent Fund gives vital support to past and present servicemen and women and their families in need of financial support through injury or ill health.

Guests at the ball can expect a champagne reception held beneath the wings of the mighty Vulcan bomber and a flypast during a sunset ceremony with music from a military band plus other musical entertainment.

Andy Green OBE, Wing Commander, RAF fighter pilot and holder of the world land speed record who broke the sound barrier in 1997, hitting 763mph, will be present on the night as a guest speaker.

Shropshire businessman, Graham Wynn OBE said: “This promises to be a unique and most enjoyable occasion. It is one of the most outstanding black tie events of the year and will truly be a most memorable evening.”

Organisers are also appealing for sponsors to take tables and offer prizes for a grand after dinner auction.

For more information or to book tickets download a booking form at cosfordgala
ball@rafmuseum.org or call 01902 376200.
 

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