THREE generations of soldiers are joining forces to help the families of comrades killed or injured in battle.
Veterans from the Second World War Normandy landings, through to soldiers returning from Afghanistan are backing a charity dinner and cabaret event in aid of the Irish Guards Association at Chester Racecourse on December 1.
Monies raised from ticket sales plus donations will help support families of former soldiers who are experiencing financial difficulties.
Organisers Chester Charioteers also hope to donate at least £1,000 to Claire House Children’s Hospice.
There are a limited amount of tickets available at £35 each.
Serving guardsmen in full dress uniform, together with Chester’s Royal Marine and Naval Cadets, will form a ceremonial guard of honour to welcome guests.
The Irish Guards have seen four soldiers killed and 17 suffer life-changing injuries while serving in Afghanistan.
The battalion recruits from Chester and Wirral.
It has recently returned from operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan, where one of its roles was mentoring soldiers from the Afghan National Army.
The evening’s family entertainment will be in the company of the Irish Guards singers and banjo boys, the Catholic High School swing band, Out Of Order rock band, Souled As Seen nine-piece Tamla Motown band and fundraising games.
To buy tickets, either individually or to make a group booking or just to make a donation, contact Keith Holroyd on 07855 726566 or Tec Williams on 01244 851403.