Donation to the Museum
The museum was lucky to receive a much needed financial contribution from Colin Simmons to help keep it running. The money came from the Somme Lest We Forget A Concert of Remembrance 1916 - 2016 held at the Civic Hall Bedworth with the assistance of Tim Norton their General Manager. The concert was both entertaining and a poignantly moving tribute to all those soldiers who fought.
John Rice, Chairman of the Trustees, was delighted to receive the cheque from Colin. The funds will help the museum to thrive in the future and to keep the memory alive of all those who served in the county infantry regiment. After all we're all stories; all somebodies son, daughter, father, mother or friend. The museum remembers soldiers like Charles and Albert Blakemore, brothers from Warwick who both died in the Great War.
Colin is passionate about remembering those gave so much so that we can be here today. He was deeply moved by a visit to the Menin Gate. He strongly believes that the museum does much to remember those who served in the Royal Warwickshire Regiment and to tell their story, so that we don't ever forget what they did.
For that reason he is also very pleased to be supporting the museum again this year, when the concert is to remember the Third Battle of Ypres or Passchendaele.
Colin has amazingly been organising the charity concerts since 2014, to commemorate the start of World War I. He is also a man of many talents and sang in one of the amazing choirs, the Coventry Singers. The concert had a fabulous line-up featuring musical performances from the Wigston Band, the Hinckley Area Schools Orchestra and the Belles of Three Spires.