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Friends of Manx National Heritage announce major charity concert celebrating Manx Maritime Heritage by the Band of Her Majesty’s Royal Marines 27 September 2006

At the 2006 Annual General Meeting of the Friends of Manx National Heritage, Treasurer Harley Shimmin announced that Cains Advocates have agreed to be the principal sponsors of a major charity concert spectacular by the Band of Her Majesty’s Royal The Band of Her Majesty’s Royal Marines Poster ImageMarines Scotland. The event, which is promoted by FMNH, will be held at the Villa Marina on Tuesday 21st November 2006.

Well known for their magnificent ceremonials and musical displays, a full Band of the Royal Marines has not visited the Island for over ten years. The musical spectacular, which will be the only performance the Band gives while on the Island, will be a major event in celebration of our maritime heritage. Tickets will be on sale to the general public via the Villa Marina box office shortly, with funds raised going to local charities.

Andy Corlett, Managing Director of Cains Advocates said:

“Cains are very pleased to be sponsoring this event and the work of FMNH. Our maritime heritage is an integral part of our island’s heritage and culture, and it is appropriate that it should be celebrated in this way.”

Nicola Pemberton, Development and Admin officer for the Friends of Manx National Heritage said:

“We are delighted that Cains have agreed to be the principal sponsors for this prestigious event. With their commitment, and the commitment of our other sponsors, we hope to be able to celebrate our unique maritime heritage in appropriate style through the performance of a truly world class band.”

Also at the AGM, Chairman Michael Fayle announced that the Friends of Manx National Heritage have had a record year – with more acquisitions made for the nation than ever, membership numbers holding up well, nine new corporate members and a sought after events programme. He thanked the staff of the Friends of Manx National Heritage, the staff of Manx National Heritage and also the volunteers of the Friends who give their time throughout the year.

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