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Tickets still available for Festival of Remembrance
8:36am Saturday 2nd November 2013 in News
THE Royal British Legion is preparing to stage its annual Festival of Remembrance at York’s Barbican tomorrow.
Organiser Ted Griffiths said more than 600 tickets for the event, which cost £14, £15 and £16, had been sold so far and people could still buy tickets on the door.
The festival, which starts at 7pm, is set to raise thousands of pounds for the Poppy Appeal.
Former BBC Radio York presenter Sandie Dunleavey is the event’s new producer and the programme will feature the Heavy Cavalry and Cambrai Band, the York Philharmonic Male Voice Choir, the Main Street Ladies Barber Shop Singers, the York Military Wives Choir and children from St George’s Roman Catholic Primary School and Rufforth Primary School.
Meanwhile, former soldier Michael Scanlan, 55, from Beverley, who served with the Coldstream Guards, is to join thousands of proud veterans at this year’s Remembrance Day march to the Cenotaph. Mr Scanlan became blind as a result of diabetic maculopathy.
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