Helping The Heroes

ROOTS Community Singers lining up for the start of the Only Remembered tribute concert

ROOTS Community Singers lining up for the start of the Only Remembered tribute concert

The British Legion and Help For Heroes both benefitted from the Armistice Day tribute concert stage by ROOTS Community Singers. Approximately £140 was shared between the two organisations which exist to help injured and ex-service men resume normal civilian lives.

The concert consisted of songs, music, stories and poems performed by the choir and individuals set against a visual show of World War 1 & 2 photographs.

Brian Kendrick, John Seditas, Brian Crofton, Goff Lews & Mark Knight who sang Home Lads solos with musical director, Willow Songsmith

Brian Kendrick, John Seditas, Brian Crofton, Goff Lews & Mark Knight who sang Home Lads solos with musical director, Willow Songsmith

Staged at the Royal British Legion, Melbourne, the performance was enthusiastically received with many of the audience admitting to be quite moved by the experience.

Roots were joined by special guests John and Sheila Bentham from Soar Valley storytellers who performed a unique set detailing the exploits of Songster, the Loughborough war horse.

Article by Widdershins

Widdershins Morris dancer, writer, part time farmer and melodeon player. Author of several sheep keeping books and also Kindle fiction stories including THE INBETWEEN THE DIGFIELD CONJUROR HOW TO BOIL AN EGG    

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