Monday, 27 June 2011

The Armed Forces WE SALUTE YOU!


 At ease...get a cuppa and catch up on what we've been up to...........

What a weekend The Kennedy Cupcakes have had, performing at not one but TWO Armed Forecs Day celebrations! After a soggy but fabulous day at Stirling's Military Show last weekend, we headed for Edinburgh's Holyrood Park on Saturday to be part of the main stage entertainment, then on Sunday, George's Square for Glasgow's event!
Me and a lovely veteran at Edinburgh's AFD
Being part of Armed Forces Day events is something we really do treasure, feeling extremely honoured be be invited to entertain the troops and the public. Armed Forces Day aims " to raise public awareness of the contribution made to our country by those who serve and have served in Her Majesty’s Armed Forces".
It's a chance to show appreciation for the hard work, dedication and sacrifice made by the Armed Forces community. 

I have many friends who are in the Forces and sadly lost two very close mates who were Scots Guards a few years ago, therefore showing support for our Armed Forces is something that is extremely important to me.
Paul and Fergie-always in our thoughts!
Edinburgh were the host city for this year's event and so, we were overjoyed to be invited to perform as we knew it would be a memorable and special occasion!

It sure was!!! We had such a fantastic time, meeting lots of lovely people, civillians and Forces personnel, performing 3 sets to great crowds each time! We even got some Royal Highlanders dancing a Cupcake Stroll to a packed audience!
Wish we'd had the camera to hand-they were awesome!
We ended the day, dancing in the rain to the amazing sounds of the Red Hot Chilli Pipers! Superb!

The atmosphere at both Edinburgh & Glasgow's events was just wonderful. We got such a fantastic response from everyone we met. It was so nice to mingle and meet some of the veterans and learn how they were awarded their medals. We met a true gentleman by the name of Ronnie aka Hunny Bunch (that's what the ladies in his care home call him he said) In his 90s, he amazed us with his charm and his lovely stories...he also told us he was the Fred Astaire of his care home and we believe him!

As many of you will know, when we host our own events we like to try to raise funds for Armed Forces charities, the last event raising £1300 for The Mark Wright Project

Our next venture, aims to raise more money for the Armed Forces...

So, get mailing us now to secure your very own Kennedy Cupcakes T-shirt...ONLY A TENNER!!!

Do it....that's an order!


Lisa xxxxxx 

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