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Lichfield Garrick concert to raise money for police cadets scheme

A concert in Lichfield is set to raise money for police cadets across Staffordshire.

The British Police Symphony Orchestra

The British Police Symphony Orchestra

The Garrick show on April 12 will feature the British Police Symphony Orchestra (BPSO).

The concert will have a Legends and Heroes theme and the orchestra will perform music including Rossini’s William Tell Overture and Sibelius’ Finlandia.

Deputy Police and Crime Commissioner Sue Arnold, who is organising the event, said: “The service is all about giving advantages to young people – some from challenging backgrounds – who through a positive and vibrant programme can learn how to become responsible citizens.

“We want to sell 450 tickets to raise money for the Cadet charity and allow new units to be formed, uniforms to be provided, transport allocated and much more.

“Tickets will make great Christmas presents for friends and family while as well as ensuring your hard-earned money goes to a great cause which is making a real difference locally.”

Cadet units have already been launched in Stafford and Cannock and fundraising is now underway to launch other branches.

Staffordshire Police’s Chief Constable Mike Cunningham – who is also the BPSO’s chairman – added: “I’m thrilled that the BPSO have agreed to return to Staffordshire to support our Police Cadets.

“Cadets take part in lots of different activities and learn more about what police life is like. They get to wear their own police cadet uniform and help keep communities safe and reassured.

“This could mean giving out safety advice to local people or helping us to find out about their concerns. The scheme provides a great opportunity for young people to develop and make a real difference in their community.”

Tickets for the concert, priced at £18 to £20, are on sale now. VIP tickets, costing £40 and including a champagne and canapé reception, are also available. To book, visit www.lichfieldgarrick.com.

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