Robin’s gala boosts forces

County Council chairman Robin Baldry presents the proceeds of the charity evening held at Buxton Opera House to Charles Stephenson, Derbyshire branch chairman of SSAFA
County Council chairman Robin Baldry presents the proceeds of the charity evening held at Buxton Opera House to Charles Stephenson, Derbyshire branch chairman of SSAFA

A GALA charity concert to raise funds for Soldiers, Sailors and Airmen’s Association Help proved to be a night to remember.

Not only were the audience treated to an evening of great music and song but also helped raise over £1,600 for a charity that offers help to armed forces personnel, both past and present, and their families.

Councillor Robin Baldry, Chairman of Derbyshire County Council, who presented the well-supported evening said: “It was a wonderful evening. SSAFA do a tremendous job and I was keen to help support their work. ”

He thanked all those who took part in the event or supported it by attending or donating gifts for the raffle.

In particular he paid tribute to the efforts of producer Jean Gemmill in putting the show together and all those who took part in the concert held at the Opera House in Buxton.