Success at Help for Heroes Concert
Twickenham Stadium hosted the ‘Help for Heroes’ concert yesterday, putting on a spectacle of comedic and musical talents from some of the most well known names in the UK. The venue was packed to the brim with around 60,000 supporters, who were provided with an excellent night of top notch entertainment.
Help for Heroes is a charity that raises funds for British soldiers who have been wounded in action. Before it was founded, there was little support for our service men and women. Now, the money raised can be used for Personnel Recovery Centres, to provide therapy for post traumatic stress disorder and generally improve the lifestyle of troops who have suffered. The concert raised awareness of the charity, causing many more Brits to give generously.
Many of our British escorts tuned in to watch the Help for Heroes concert on television yesterday. The show opened with Alesha Dixon performing her new single, Drummer Boy. Other pop icons such as sexy girls ‘The Saturdays’, boy band ‘The Wanted’, young singer Pixie Lott, X Factor winner Alexandra Burke and ex serviceman James Blunt also performed. Welsh legend Tom Jones sang a song that is said to be close to the hearts of many troops, ‘The Green Green Grass of Home’. Forces sweetheart Katherine Jenkins gave some very powerful performances too.
Throughout the evening, moving and inspirational video clips were played of those who had been injured while in the armed services. They made you remember what the entertainment was all about, not losing sight of the charity’s main objective. A lighter tone was bought by the stand up comedians who appeared and announced other acts, such as Peter Kay, Jack Dee and Michael McIntyre.
The grand finale came from the cheeky showman Robbie Williams, who sang a confident selection of his biggest hits. Although he forgot the words at one point, the audience all knew the lyrics well enough to help him out! The climax came when Robbie introduced someone else to the stage who he had not sung with for 15 years: Take That front man Gary Barlow. The pair reunited for a duet of Robbie’s new single ‘Shame’, much to the excitement of the crowd. The men looked genuinely happy to see each other, embracing in the instrumental break. Robbie famously fell out with the other members of Take That when he left the band, holding a feud with Barlow that lasted more than a decade. Fans were delighted to see them reconcile.
Next year is likely to bring just as many big names to help the good cause – we’re looking forward to it already!