Charity concert to be held at Loughborough Endowed Schools

Music lovers are invited to spend an evening at Fairfield Preparatory School, part of Loughborough Endowed Schools, as it hosts a fundraising concert for one of the world’s best clinical rehabilitation centres for the armed forces.

The event, which takes place on 10th June at 7.30pm, has been organised byRempstone Village Group as part of its ongoing support for the new Defence and National Rehabilitation Centre (DNRC), currently being developed at the nearby Stanford Hall Estate in Stanford-on-Soar.

Due to open in 2018, the state-of-the-art facility will provide purpose-built accommodation and rehabilitation facilities for military personnel, with a focus on both their physical and mental wellbeing.

The concert, which takes place in the Eadon Hall, features performances from the Cottesmore Military Wives Choir and musical comedy partnership, Smith and Sergeant.

Guest of honour on the evening will be DNRC Ambassador Luke Wigman, who was injured while serving in Afghanistan in 2011. Following extensive rehabilitation, he has gone on to complete the gruelling World Marathon Challenge, consisting of seven marathons in seven continents over seven days, and has taken part in the Invictus Games.

Rempstone Village Group chair Richard Beeby said:

“Our aim is to raise funds and public awareness for the DNRC, which was an initiative of the late 6th Duke of Westminster.

“Development of the site is now well underway, with the opening due to take place next year. There are plans to further develop the site with a civilian centre, which means that there will be state-of-the-art medical facilities here on our doorstep. This is something that could make our region the focus of leading healthcare professionals.”

Earlier this year, students from Loughborough Grammar School, also part of Loughborough Endowed Schools, helped at a fundraising beer and curry night forDNRC in Rempstone.

“The evening was supported by members of the Combined Cadet Force (CCF) and led to the school offering to host the concert,” added Richard.

Tickets for the concert are priced at £20 per person, which includes a sparkling winereception and canapés. For details or to book, visit www.lesmusic.org/eventsor emailevents@endowedschools.org.

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