Thiepval based charity, the Army Benevolent Fund, hit all the right notes at their Waterfront Hall Somme Commemoration last weekend.
Supported by The Band of the Royal Irish Regiment and a host of other local talent, 1312 people attended, leaving donations of over £7000.
Charity Director, David Forsey said: “Lots of people travelled from Lisburn to see the show and had a great time. I’m very grateful to the people of the city.”
Newly elected Lagan Valley MLA Jenny Palmer celebrated her new office by attending the concert.
“It was a fabulous show and there was a very moving moment when the audience stood to applaud a former soldier,” said Jenny.
This occurred when Show host, UTV’s Paul Clark showcased the story of former Corporal Barney Gillespie of the RIR, who lost a leg in Afghanistan, but despite his injury, intends to climb Kilimanjaro in July, in support of the ABF.
Anyone wishing to support Barney should make a “Barney Bucket” and place it in shops, church halls, pubs and clubs to attract donations.