Exeter Solicitors Sponsor the ABF Soldiers’ Charity Concert
On the 16th June in Exeter Cathedral, ABF The Soldiers’ Charity held their 2018 charity concert, this year it was called Semper Fidelis – Courage & Sacrifice 1918, which commemorated the ‘Battle of Bois des Buttes’ on 27th May 1918. This battle took a hard toll on the local Regiment, the 2nd Devons who, in recognition of their sacrifice and courage, were awarded the ‘Croix de Guerre’. This meant the concert and the inspiration behind was particularly poignant for the local community.
The concert featured a number of world-class musicians including the Exeter Symphony Orchestra and the Exeter Philharmonic Choir, and was also attended by Lord Julian Fellowes, creator of Downton Abbey and the upcoming The Gilded Age.
Gilbert Stephens Solicitors were proud to sponsor this important and prestigious event. ABF The Soldiers’ Charity is an organisation that gives vital support to soldiers and veterans from the British Army, making grants to individuals through their Regiments and Corps, and supporting a huge range of specialist charities both nationally and internationally.
Reflecting on the importance of the concert, Terry Bastyan, a partner at Gilbert Stephens Solicitors, noted that:
“It is crucial that ABF The Soldiers’ Charity is supported and promoted in this way. The concert was an occasion that not only commemorated the sacrifice of soldiers in 1918, but helps provide a vital lifeline for soldiers and veterans today.”