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Cadets and staff from 121 ( Nuneaton ) Squadron have recently taken part in two charity events which have raised in excess of £25,000 for Nuneaton 's Mary Ann Evans Hospice.

The first event, 'The Ball at The Hall' on Saturday, June 4 th, which was held in a marquee in the stately surroundings of Nuneaton 's Arbury Hall raised £20,000. Janet Griffin the fundraising manager at the hospice said "This could be the largest amount ever raised for the hospice at a single event. It was a lot of work organising the event but the support we have received from everyone who took part was magnificent".

The second event, a garden party held on Saturday, June 11 th in the grounds of the Hospice managed to raise a further £5,000. The 121 Squadron band which was one of many community groups in attendance treated the large and enthusiastic audience to a variety of wartime favourites, traditional marches and other popular tunes. The Squadrons Commanding Officer Flt Lt Ian Crewe also found himself with the job of Master of Ceremonies for the day.

Flt Lt Paul Hincks of 121 Squadron said "We are always glad to be able to help the Hospice in any way we can. The Mary Ann Evans Hospice Garden Party has always been one of our favourite events ever since we did our first public appearance here back in the year 2000."

The Mary Ann Evans Hospice is an independent self-financing hospice, which serves the people and communities of Nuneaton, Bedworth and North Warwickshire. The Mary Ann Evans Hospice needs the help of the community to enable it to continue to provide care for those in need.

121 Squardon band – Click to enlarge
121 Squardon band – Click to enlarge
‘It Takes Allsorts’. Hospice volunteer Norman gives the Squadron a new idea for a slogan to support Adult Recruiting campaign. - Click to enlarge

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