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Tony Christie the star attraction at Somerset Retreat in Ashcott
LEGENDARY crooner Tony Christie was the star attraction at military charity Afghan Heroes’ fourth anniversary ball at the Somerset Retreat in Ashcott.
Tony topped the bill alongside Somerset favourite Tim Pitman, as guests, including the charity’s patron, Dr Liam Fox MP, enjoyed a four-course meal followed by a spectacular fireworks display.
The Somerset Retreat helps former service personnel adjust to life back on Civvy Street.
Downstairs, there is a bar and restaurant, and all proceeds go towards supporting the young men and women putting their lives back on track while staying in the accommodation upstairs.
Afghan Heroes founder Denise Harris said: “It was a truly fantastic night and it was great to see so many supporters from near and far - without whom neither we nor the lads we have upstairs would be here.
“We set up the Retreat concept with two main aims - to give these former soldiers new heart – but also to help put the heart back in to the local community. I think Saturday’s celebration demonstrated just how successful we have been on both counts.”
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