December 11th 2013


A group of musicians from Derbyshire, Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire came together to raise money for charity last weekend (Saturday 7 December).

The Derbyshire Army Cadet Force (ACF) Band was joined by representatives from Lincolnshire ACF and Nottinghamshire ACF as they performed at Trent College in Long Eaton as part of the annual Rotary Club Christmas concert.

The event raised over £4,000 which will be divided equally between the Derbyshire ACF Band and the various charities The Rotary Club of Long Eaton supports.

Lieutenant Pete Ward, Director of Music at Derbyshire ACF, said: “After last year’s success where we raised about £3,000 for local charities we were asked if we would be able to put on another concert this year, to which we replied that we would love to! We started training a few weeks after our October annual music camp at Longmoor and have all been looking forward to raising as much money for charity again as possible.”

Wing Commander Phil Giles OBE DL, East Midlands Reserve Forces and Cadets Association’s Derbyshire County Chairmen, and Assistant Secretary of The Rotary Club of Long Eaton, said: “We had a great turnout for the concert this year and were delighted that the ACF band members could join us again this year.”

The evening included a range of classic Christmas songs and sing-a-long carols and took place in the May Hall, Trent College, Long Eaton.