The Portsmouth Citadel Band and Choir were joined by special guest, Faryl Smith, Britain’s Got Talent 2008 finalist, at Portsmouth’s New Theatre Royal, for the Salvation Army’s ‘Last Night of the Proms’ event, which was held to raise money to help homeless people across the United Kingdom.
The Salvation Army’s annual fundraising campaign raised over £2000 for its Red Shield through its extensive network of community centres, family support units and ‘Life House’ residential programmes.
Hampshire Flag Company played a key role in helping the Salvation Army appeal by donating a selection of Union flags. The leading flag manufacturer, which is based in Waterlooville, just a few miles from the event, donated 250 20cm x 30cm fabric hand waving Union flags, which were given to the audience, and 25 5’ x 3’ Union flags which were displayed throughout the Theatre.
More than 300 hundred people gathered at Portsmouth’s New Theatre Royal for the Salvation Army’s event. Natalie Hanchett, Good Neighbours Manager for the Salvation Army in Portsmouth, said “hand-waving flags made such a difference to the atmosphere”
“The ‘Last Night of The Proms’ event evokes patriotism and nostalgia, and the hand-waving flags made such a difference to the atmosphere and audience’s enjoyment of the evening. Hampshire Flag was extremely generous and we are over the moon with how much money was raised,” added Natalie.