ABF the Soldiers’ Charity annual family Christmas Carol Concert – 20th December 2018

The concert, kindly sponsored by Clive and Sylvia Richards, brought together a galaxy of talent.

Thee Hereford Police Choir and their soloist David Coulson, accompanied by James Macdowall-Scott and directed by Alison Houlbrooke.

The Herefordshire Youth Concert Band conducted by Clive Woollard

The Marches Military Wives Choir accompanied by Jack Pickford and directed by Jo Lowry

The Weobley High School Choir

The Stretton Sugwas Academy primary school Choir

Emily Prosser, Soloist

We heard an varied and imaginative programme culminating in all the choirs singing “The Poppy Red”. The congregation had a good sing too.

The Guest speaker was Michael Smith, a best selling author and award winning journalist. he had some harsh things to say about the way our veterans are treated. The good things that charities do is the response to the failure of the state to look after its veterans adequately.

Alan Harrhy compered the evening with considerable aplomb and humour.