Corptel is proud to once again sponsor the annual 1940’s Swing Dance at RAF Cosford, which each year sees around 100 people come together in the exceptional setting of the Royal Airforce Museum to raise funds for Help for Heroes.

1940’s aficionados travelled from all over the country to attend the event which took place on Saturday 14th March. The crowd came together amongst the museums extensive collection of WWI and WWII planes to take part in afternoon swing dance lessons in exchange for a donation to the charity, before changing into period attire, adopting the war spirit, and joining the evening’s event.

Guests were serenaded by a Manchester based three piece vocal harmony group, The Bobby Socks, who delivered a superb selection of 1940’s and 50’s songs to the eager crowd, many of whom took to the floor to show off the skills learned in the afternoon. Dinner was served to guests, before professional singer Amanda Beaumont took to the stage to entertain the generous attendees with her trademark 1940’s sing-along repertoire.

Donations from the swing dance lessons, ticket sales, and a blind raffle that was held in the evening, enabled the night to raise more than £2000 for Help for Heroes, beating last year’s total by some margin.

Event organiser, Kelly Howarth said: “For a small event such as this to raise this amount of money is incredibly gratifying and humbling, and Help for Heroes will ensure that the money is put to good use in the rehabilitation and recovery of wounded soldiers and servicemen.”

“I can’t thank Corptel enough for once again stepping up to sponsor the event. Without their generous sponsorship the night may not have gone ahead, and everyone would have been incredibly disappointed not to be able to attend what has become a staple in many people’s spring calendar.”

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