Rushden Proms in the Park a night to sing about

Rushden Proms in the Park raised for than �1,000 for the town branch of the charity Mind

Rushden Proms in the Park raised for than �1,000 for the town branch of the charity Mind

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Hundreds of music-lovers sang their hearts out and waved their Union flags at Rushden’s Proms in the Park event.

It was held on Saturday (September 1) in the walled garden at the park and more than 400 people attended.

Music was provided by Rushden Windmill Band, directed by Stephen Bell, and singers from operatic groups in the area also took part.

Proceeds, expected to be more than £1,000, will go to Rushden Mind, the main charity being supported by town mayor Marian Holloman during her year in office.

She said: “The night was a resounding success and I would like to thank everyone who supported it, including my events team at Rushden Council. They all did a superb job.

“Everyone thoroughly enjoyed themselves and people came along with their flags, picnics and bottles of wine. It was a marvellous occasion.”

As well as the usual favourites, including Land of Hope and Glory and Jerusalem, the audience joined in with Abba standards and a section called All That Jazz.

Members of the 858 Rushden Squadron of the Air Cadets performed a drill, under the direction of Sgt Dominic Chisholme.

Cllr Hollomon said: “The drill was excellent and I would like to thank the squadron for taking part.”