The Chairman of Harborough District Council and his wife attended the 1084 (Market Harborough) Squadron Annual Remembrance Ball held on Friday 14 November at Market Harborough Rugby Club.
Along with a hundred parents, cadets, ex cadets and friends, Cllr Smith and his wife enjoyed a fun filled evening while raising money for Macmillan Nurses and Leicester Royal Infirmary Oncology Unit in memory of Cathy O’Neill (aged 17) and Michael Standish (aged 23), members of the squadron who died from cancer in 1999 and 2001 respectively.
In a break from dancing to DDL Roadshow a dozen items came under the auctioneers hammer, ranging from glider flights to driving HGVs, while the younger people enjoyed some traditional fairground games.
Flt Lt Valerie Smith commented “despite the recession I was delighted so many people attended the Ball and took part in some vigorous bidding in the auction, a big thank you goes to all those businesses who generously donated items to the auction.
Since 2000 the Squadron has raised over £18,000 for the two charities and we will be holding another Ball next year. We would particularly like more ex-cadets to join us then, it is a great opportunity to renew old friendships”
By Flt Lt John Standish 1084 (Market Harbough) Sqn