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11th September 2016
Charity Race and Family Day at Bath Racecourse.
 

The band plays

Morgan-Brinkhurst Consultancy were delighted to host a table and help organise family fun day fundraising at Bath Racecourse.

The Charity Race and Family Day at Bath Racecourse raises thousands for the ABF Charity and the Somerset Army Cadet Force.

Helicopter display
Helicopter display

ABF The Soldiers’ Charity and the Somerset Army Cadet Force Trust held a very successful fundraising day with 7 races at Bath Races recently. Almost 200 attended the lunch and reception whilst across the racecourse the crowds were entertained by recruiting displays from the Army and cadet units of Somerset, supported by an Army Band and the Cadets Silver Bugles band. This very successful event raised over 5000 for our charities’ and gave all those attending the races an exceptional day out with an Army flavour.

Loraine Morgan-Brinkhurst MBE - Major General Ray Pett & High Sheriff of Somerset Edward Baynton-Coward
Loraine Morgan-Brinkhurst MBE - Major General Ray Pett & High Sheriff of Somerset Edward Baynton-Coward

Charity race day organiser Brigadier Nick Knudsen said “The Soldiers’ Charity aims to ensure that all serving and former soldiers and their dependants should have the opportunity to avoid hardship and enjoy independence and dignity. We believe that they did their duty and deserve our support – especially where they have been disadvantaged as a result of their service. We provide financial support to the wider Army family, regardless of where or when they served. Veterans; National Servicemen; Reservists; those still serving and their families. And our support lasts a lifetime: last year we helped people from the ages of 5 months to 107 years. If the regiments and Corps of the British Army are the frontline, then we are the backbone of support to the Army family.”

“The Somerset Army Cadet Force Trust provides support to the Somerset Cadets to allow them to do adventurous and character building activities that would otherwise not be available and ensures that cadets who may be disadvantaged are supported to allow them to play a full part in all activities.”

Somerset Army Cadet Trustee Loraine Morgan-Brinkhurst MBE - Cllr Cherry Beath & Nick Knudson
Somerset Army Cadet Trustee Loraine Morgan-Brinkhurst MBE - Cllr Cherry Beath & Nick Knudson


Local Somerset Army Cadet Force Trustee Loraine Morgan-Brinkhurst MBE said “It was a wonderful day, the sun shone and families who came along had a wonderful time. They had the chance to visit the various stalls, sit in helicopters and take part in various activities as well as enjoying the race day whilst helping us raise much needed money for these two very special and worthy charities”.

Guests at the charity lunch
Guests at the charity lunch

VIP’s who attend the day was the High Sheriff of Somerset Edward Baynton-Coward, the Mayor of Bath Councillor Paul Crossely & the Vice Chairman of Bath & North East Somerset Council Councillor Cherry Beath.

For more information about the Somerset Army Cadet Force or the Army Charity please click their name and follow the link.

Photos courtesy of: Nigel Black - Iris Imagesl

 

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