D-Day Darlings coming to Sussex

On Saturday 20th March at 4pm, The D-Day Darlings present a special virtual show.

The show is dedicated to Dame Vera Lynn, the late president of Dame Vera Lynn Children’s Charity, on what would have been the Sweetheart’s 104th Birthday.

Filmed at Dame Vera’s favourite Cafe, in her home town of Ditchling, the D-Day Darlings perform a heartfelt and morale building collection of popular Dame Vera Lynn songs.

The White Cliffs of Dover, Now is the hour, A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square, to name but a few, including the Darlings’ original composition of Sweetheart, written for Dame Vera, and finishing with We’ll Meet Again to end the birthday dedication with hope and optimism, just as the lady herself would.

Lead Darling and Ambassador of Dame Vera Lynn Children’s Charity Katie Ashby, will also be live from the Charity centre with Dame Vera’s daughter Virginia Lewis-Jones and Head of Centre Glenys Creese, for a behind the scenes, virtual tour of the Charity’s incredible facilities that support many children under 5’s and their families.

Dame Vera has inspired people around the world for generations and she will continue to do so for generations to come, the charity is proud to continue her legacy of offering hope and inspiration that to the children and families Dame Vera Lynn Children’s Charity.

The event will be streamed via the D-Day Darlings Facebook page and they are asking for donations to Dame Vera Lynn Children’s Charity. Please click on the Just Giving page to give all you can.

Katie Ashby (Lead of The D-Day Darlings) told us; “I’m thrilled to be performing with the D-Day Darlings to celebrate what would have been Dame Vera’s 104th birthday in the place that was so close to her heart. The charity is an integral part of Dame Vera’s lasting legacy and, after struggling through the pandemic with most fund raising events cancelled, it’s vital that we do all we can to keep this part of her legacy alive and continue to support these special children and families with their specialist service”

Glenys Creese (Head of Centre at Dame Vera Lynn Children’s Charity) said; “This year the charity celebrates its 20th anniversary, 20 years of support that young children who more than ever need access to services that can encourage their development. We as a charity are very grateful for all the donations we receive, all the money raised really does go directly to supporting children and their families. ”

Virginia Lewis-Jones (Dame Vera Lynn’s Daughter and Vice President of Dame Vera Lynn Children’s Charity) said; “I am so pleased that the D-Day Darlings are performing a concert to mark my Mother’s birthday. The Charity meant so much to her and she would be really happy that the spirit of her music continues.”