A Basingstoke charity is in line to receive vital funding when a much-loved annual concert rolls back into town in the new year.
Basingstoke Deane Rotary Club will be throwing its charity concert for the ninth successive year at The Anvil on January 29.
Following the success of the showpiece earlier this year, the Band of Her Majesty’s Royal Marines will once again return to bring the house down by playing their way through their wide-ranging repertoire.
And the band will be joined on stage for the 3pm show by The Royal Corps of Drums, and The Chelsea Pensioners, as part of a celebration of all things British.
All of the profits from the concert will go to the charities supported by the rotary club, which this year include Help for Heroes, and Ark Cancer Centre Charity.
And this will be music to the ears of Ark, as part of their fundraising challenge to raise £5million, in order to help build a unique local cancer treatment centre for the Basingstoke area.
Charity trustee Merv Rees said: “I am very grateful to the Basingstoke Deane Rotarians for choosing Ark Cancer Centre Charity as one of the local good causes that will benefit from the 2017 concert.
“The Basingstoke Deane Rotary Club’s backing for the charity, and cancer treatment centre project, has been fantastic, and this is another very welcome, and significant, show of support.”
Prices for the show range from £22 and £27, and can be brought now, with rotary club president Alan Gibson urging residents to act quickly before the event sells out.
He added: “My fellow Rotarians and I are delighted that The Band of Her Majesty’s Royal Marines are returning to The Anvil.
“We are all looking forward to another truly outstanding concert, which will deliver a welcome boost to some very good causes.”
Tickets can be brought online at anvilarts.org.uk, or by calling the box office on 01256 8444244.