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The Not Forgotten, a British Armed Forces charity which supports serving and ex-service men and women has launched Those Not Forgotten Years, a nationwide outdoor concert tour of care homes.

The concerts are part of the charity’s centenary celebrations and aim to entertain, boost morale and lift spirits by reaching thousands of care home residents across the country during a seven-week tour that will run until October.

The Not Forgotten professional entertainment team will perform a set of popular classics and rousing favourites from the 30s through to the 60s with a special tribute to Dame Vera Lynn, so residents can enjoy a trip down memory lane and an entertaining singalong after spending many weeks in lockdown. 

Those Not Forgotten Years concerts will take place as small garden parties served alongside tea and cakes, all organised in strict adherence to current COVID-19 government guidelines and in close consultation with care home managers. 

Weather permitting, they will be held outdoors within the grounds, but if rain intervenes, the show will go on and residents can watch from their windows while the performers entertain from a gazebo. 

Brigadier James Stopford, CBE, CEO of The Not Forgotten said: “Sadly, events to commemorate VE Day, VJ Day and D-Day could not take place properly this year, so we were determined to help WW2 veterans and those who have served their country mark these important days by bringing the celebrations to them.”

“One hundred years ago soprano Marta Cunningham founded The Not Forgotten based on the principles of providing entertainment and recreation to those injured in the service of their country and we are delighted that to this day, a big part of our work continues to bring entertainment to the care homes we support across the UK.”

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