Military wives from Leuchars helped the ‘Give A Little For Veterans’ fundraising campaign by organising a flash choir at the Overgate Centre, Dundee.
Funds raised go directly to supporting the charity’s vital work which includes providing befriending and comradeship support, respite care and disablement pension advice to veterans of all ages.
The 15 members of the Military Wives Choir Leuchars, who recently sang with Lulu, performed ‘Hold my Hand’ by Jess Glynne, ‘Top of the World’ by The Carpenters, ‘Stronger Together’ written for the Military Wives Choir organisation, and ‘Sing’ by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Gary Barlow.
Sarah Willatts, Event Co-ordinator, Military Wives Choir Leuchars said: “The core values of Legion Scotland mirrors what our choir aims to do – bring people together, not only to sing but to make friends and form a support network. Being involved in the flash choir is our way to ‘Give A little For Veterans’ and support the wonderful work Legion Scotland does.”
Malcolm Angus, centre manager, Overgate said: “We were delighted to welcome the Choir to Overgate, particularly for such a deserving cause. It was a special performance and we would like to thank everyone who came along and showed their support.”
Charlie Brown, National Chairman, Legion Scotland, said: “The idea for the event arose when I saw a clip of a flash mob on my computer. I thought it would be a unique way to raise awareness of our campaign and strengthen links between the local ex-service community and the serving community at Leuchars.
“We are delighted that the Military Wives Choir, Debenhams and the Overgate Shopping Centre are backing our campaign. As a nation we are very good at remembering those who fell in conflicts but sometimes we forget those who survived, or are unaware of the difficulties some may face after leaving the Armed Forces. Some veterans struggle at different points in their lives and Legion Scotland is there to provide the support they need when they need it.”
To support Legion Scotland donate £3 by texting ‘LSCO15’ to 70070 or online at www.legionscotland.org.uk