Battle Proms at Hatfield House Raises Over £10,500 for SSAFA

21 July 2021

On Saturday 17 July, the sold-out, socially distanced concert took place at Hatfield House with 4,000 people attending to join in the spectacular open-air picnic concert in support of SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity.

The Battle proms features a full orchestral performance by the New English Concert Orchestra. While the orchestra was slightly smaller this year to allow for social distancing on stage, they lined up yet another programme of soul-stirring classical favourites, including the 1812 Overture and Beethoven’s Battle Symphony, performed with the full complement of 193 live firing Napoleonic cannon.

Since 2004, the UK’s premier picnic concert series, The Battle Proms, has been supporting military charities, with their running total now standing at over £458,000. SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity has been the charity partner for Battle Proms since 2018.

Verity Harding, Head of Events at SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity said:

“We would like to thank the audience at Hatfield House for their generosity and helping us raise over £10,500 for SSAFA. The entertainment at The Battle Proms is spectacular and the events are always great fun to attend. In addition to the funds raised, the partnership has helped us raise awareness of our work and to recruit new volunteers. We are immensely proud to be the Battle Proms charity partner.”

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