Sunderland can show its support for Armed Forces Day

Getting ready for Armed Forces Day events, from left Kirsty Rodda, Amy Pink and Amanda Steel.
Getting ready for Armed Forces Day events, from left Kirsty Rodda, Amy Pink and Amanda Steel.
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FROM fire artists to military bands, a host of talented entertainers are being lined up for a celebration in honour of the nation’s troops.

Up to 30 singing, dancing and carnival acts will feature at the Armed Forces Day event in Sunderland.

Wearsiders will come together on Saturday, June 25, in appreciation of the work and sacrifice of Britain’s Army, Navy and Air Forces.

The event, which aims to be the biggest of its kind in England, will take place at Seaburn Recreation Park.

Pink Inc Entertainments and Northern Star Events are arranging the billing.

“It is going to be an exciting day in celebration of our soldiers, as well as to honour those who have fought and died in war,” said Amy Pink, from the Sunderland-based firm.

“There will be a lot for people to see and do.”

More than a dozen acts have already been booked for the rock and pop arenas, while visitors to the all-day extravaganza will also see a string of military displays and performances by army bands and dance groups.

The day will also feature an assault course, fairground rides, archery, popular children’s characters, go-karts and football coaching sessions.

There will be a two-minute applause in honour of our courageous service personnel.

“We’ve tried to arrange a good selection of entertainers that will appeal to everyone,” said Amy, from Plains Farm.

“We have unique and exiting entertainment, including fire artists, stilt walkers, bands, dancers, bongo players, paintballing and much more.”

The Ministry of Defence has donated a grant to help get the event off the ground.

However, the organisers still require donations.

Cheques or postal orders, made out to Forces Day Sunderland, can be sent to Janice Murray, 3 Erin Square, Sunderland, SR5 2QA.

Please enclose a SAE for receipt.

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