The Petworth Town Band in West Sussex learnt about the charity Operation Christmas Box after one of their members heard one of the trustees speak at a Royal British Legion meeting in the area. They decided to donate the takings from their D-Day 75th Anniversary Concert to the charity. Prior to the concert, they invited one of the charity's trustees to explain their work during the concert. So, Charles Wookey travelled to Petworth and during a break in the musical programme, he spoke to the audience about the charity's gift boxes that are sent to all Service personnel who are serving unaccompanied overseas on Christmas Day. Towards the end of the concert and much to his delight, a cheque for £1,000 was presented to him. A bucket collection from the retiring audience raised a further £171.
The image shows Charles Wookey being presented with the cheque by Chair of the Petworth Town Band Juliet Fynes.
The Operation Christmas Box Trustees are most grateful to the Petworth Town Band and the concert goers for their generous donations.