Union flags will wave at town’s proms in the park

More than 1,000 Union Flags will be waving at Rushden’s Proms in the Park thanks to a donation by a town supermarket.

Asda lived up to its ‘every little bit helps’ slogan by donating flags to the annual Rushden Town Council show in the Walled Garden, Rushden Hall Park, from 7pm to 9pm on Saturday, September 1.

Keen to ensure every member of the audience would be able to have a patriotic banner to wave, town mayor Cllr Marian Hollomon contacted the Washbrook Road store for help.

Asda Community link champion Billie Calland said: “I had a look in our warehouse and we managed to rustle up more than 1,000 flags. We had them in stock for the jubilee, the Olympics and the Paralympics.

“We like to help the community within the one-mile radius of the store so this event was ideal.”

Cllr Hollomon said: “This is a big plus for us as we now have more than enough flags for the event. Originally the deputy mayor David Jenney and I thought we would have to buy them, but then Asda came up trumps and now everyone who comes to the proms will have a flag to wave. All of the money raised at the event is going to my charity, Rushden Mind.”

The proms gates will open at 6pm and admission is £5 per person, including a lag. Tickets are available from Rushden Town Council, Rushden Library, Jan’s Floral Boutique and PW House Jewellers.