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Boost to town’s branch of Royal British Legion after 40s night

Dave and Helen Allen present �2,000 raised from the 40's event to John Morley chairman of Market Harborough Royal British Legion. (MAIL PICTURE: ANDREW CARPENTER)

Dave and Helen Allen present �2,000 raised from the 40's event to John Morley chairman of Market Harborough Royal British Legion. (MAIL PICTURE: ANDREW CARPENTER)

Money raised from a 1940s-themed night in Harborough has been handed over to the town’s branch of the Royal British Legion.

The Great 40s Revival Night at Harborough Leisure Centre on June 7, which featured Glenn Miller’s nephew John, raised £1,865 but organiser Dave Allen, of Harborough, decided to round it up to £2,000 out of his own pocket.

Mr Allen said: “With 2014 being the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings and also the centenary year of the start of the Great War, we decided to do something special to raise funds for the Poppy Appeal which supports all branches of the Armed Forces, in what is a very significant year.

“I’m always very conscious that we owe all of those men and women who sacrificed so much for future generations a great debt of gratitude.

“Being born and bred in Harborough, I have always been very proud to be able to bring events to my home town and this was no exception and to bring Glenn Miller’s nephew John here with his full orchestra was a real thrill.”

Picture above are Mr Allen, far left, with his wife Helen, handing over the cash to the Rev John Morley, chairman of the town’s branch of the Royal British Legion.

 

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