We took advantage of fine June weather to invite 200 of our friends and supporters to Finnebrogue for a fundraising Beating Retreat. The Pipes and Drums of the Royal Dragoon Guards and the Band of the Royal Irish Regiment played a selection of music, both military and classical pieces. We had a wide range of guests in the audience including the Lord Lieutenants for County Down and Belfast, the Archbishop of Armagh, the Most Reverend Richard Clarke and his predecessor, the Right Reverend Alan Harper, members of the police and the local community. The programme for the evening included the band playing Scipio by Handel, the Soldiers Chorus from Faust, the Army of the Nile and various cavalry marches. The Pipes and Drums played the Rowan Tree and the Green Hills of Tyrol and the Gael.
A huge thank you again to all our supporters for their most generous donations.