West End Heroes, the charity gala in aid of Help for Heroes will take place at the Dominion Theatre on Sunday 4th October 2015. The show will once again unite the country’s top military musicians with West End performers and productions in a dazzling showcase of show stopping numbers, unlikely song mash-ups and stunning choreography and precision drilling, with a target of raising £100,000.
Two-time Olivier Award winner and multi-platinum recording artist Michael Ball handed over a cheque for £78,243.01 – the proceeds from West End Heroes 2014 which he hosted last September. Handing the cheque to Hero Bear he said “I want to say a massive personal thank you to everyone who took part and those who came to see West End Heroes. We are so proud of the money raised and what we achieved – we had the best time doing the show, and it was a great night!”
West End Heroes Producer David Pearson, the Dominion Theatre’s General Manager, said “This is a massive achievement in only our second year. I want to thank everyone involved in what was a colossal undertaking – there were 200 people performing on stage and a small army behind the scenes, most who worked for nothing on their day off. The money raised will make a huge contribution to the amount needed for Help for Heroes to carry on their incredible work.”
Returning to form the centrepiece of the gala and under the baton of Squadron Leader Piers Morrell will be The Central Band of the Royal Air Force, which is widely regarded as one of the finest military bands in the UK and incorporates the celebrated RAF Squadronaires Big Band.
West End Heroes will once again be generously supported by many TV and theatre stars and will feature line-ups from current and past West End Shows. There will again be a performance from the West End Heroes Choir – made up of people working behind the scenes in the West End. More cast and the host for this year’s West End Heroes will be announced in the coming months, so watch this space!
REVIEWS – WEST END HEROES 2014
“5 Stars Are Not Enough!” – Jonathan Baz
“A Magnificent West End Spectacular” – Romotegoat
“An Astounding Success” – Pocket Sized Theatre
“The Most Inspiring Theatrical Event in the Theatrical Calendar” – West End Frame
“A Simply Tremendous and Meaningful Evening” – Musical Theatre Review
“West End Heroes is Fully Loaded” – LondonTheatre1
“I’m Looking Forward To Next Year Already” – Broadway World
“West End Heroes Lit Up The Newly Refurbished Dominion Theatre” – Ginger Hibiscus
Help for Heroes offers comprehensive support to those who have suffered life-changing injuries and illnesses whilst serving our country. This is provided through grants to individuals, other Service charities, capital build projects and four Personnel Recovery Centres across the UK. The money raised by the hugely generous public has been used to support our wounded, but there is still so much more to do. Soldiers, sailors and airmen who are injured today will still need our support tomorrow and in the days that follow, for the rest of their lives. They are still battling and we won’t let them battle alone.
“Help for Heroes is all about ‘doing your bit’ and West End Heroes is a wonderful example of people coming together to raise money for a worthwhile cause. Because of events like this and people like you raising money, we are able to provide practical, direct support to those who have suffered life-changing injuries as a result of their service. The money you raise is needed, it is being used and it is hugely appreciated; the war may be ending, but for these brave wounded the battle will have only just begun. We need to be there to support them for life, and that support needs to be the best. I would like to say thank you for this and every other fund raising event that it inspires.”
Bryn Parry, CEO and Co-Founder of Help for Heroes
Performances & Tickets...
Sunday 4th October 2015
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