Since March, The Not Forgotten team has been waiting with baited breath to see when we might be able to get our events calendar up and running again. We are therefore absolutely THRILLED to announce that with great excitement our new outdoor care home concert tour – ‘Those Not Forgotten Years’ – launches on Monday 20 July! Our first stop will be in Surbiton, but over the course of seven weeks we’ll be entertaining 1000s of care home residents across the country.
Mickie Driver and his variety collective will perform a set of popular classics and rousing favourites from the 30’s through to the 60’s with a special tribute to Dame Vera Lynn, so residents can enjoy a trip down memory lane and a singalong after spending 4 months in lockdown.
We’re taking extra care to ensure that everyone remains safe and so, come rain or shine, all concerts will be held in the great outdoors. Residents can either watch from a suitable distance within the grounds or watch from their windows.
Our Chief Executive, James Stopford said: “Sadly, events to commemorate VE Day, VJ Day and D Day could not take place this year, so we were determined to help WW2 veterans and those who have served their country mark these important days by bringing the celebrations to them.”
“One hundred years ago soprano Marta Cunningham founded The Not Forgotten based on the principles of providing entertainment and recreation to those injured in the service of their country and we are delighted that to this day, a big part of our work continues to bring entertainment to the care homes we support across the UK.”
We’re bloomin’ excited to get the show on the road, so don’t forget to keep an eye on our social media channels for updates.