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Cadets and staff from 121 (Nuneaton) Squadron were out in force on Sunday
11th June, their mission, to help the annual Mary Ann Evans Hospice garden party raise much needed funds.

Large crowds of people attended the event, which was held in the grounds of the Hospice. Local BBC Radio personality Bob Brolly MBE was on hand to conduct the official opening ceremony.

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. It was also a god opportunity for the band to conduct their first public performance of their renditions of the 'A Team', 'Jupiter' and 'We are the Champions'. The Squadrons Commanding Officer Flt Lt Ian Crewe also found himself with the job of Master of Ceremonies for the day. Cadets also helped out by organising the car parking and the balloon race stall.

Janet Griffin the fundraising manager at the hospice said, "The Garden Party is one of our most popular and successful events, popular because of the enjoyment of local people in support of the Hospice and successful because of the wonderful sums of money raised for the Hospice. A special thank you to you all"

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 our band did its first public appearance here back in the year 2000. It's events like this that enable many of us who have had first hand experience of the wonderful work done by the Mary Ann Evans Hospice to do our bit to help them to continue to help others within our community".


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 Squadron bands brass section entertain the Garden Party guests – Click to enlarge
121 Squadron drummers sound “The call to Drums” – Click to enlarge
Cadets on duty at the balloon race stall. – Click to enlarge

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