Wednesday, 30 July 2014

Viking Cruises sponsor Heroes at Highclere

This Sunday, 3rd August, Viking Cruises will be sponsoring the Heroes at Highclere main stage. The event is a special family day out commemorating the start of WW1 in August 1914, held at the stunning Highclere Castle, best known as home to the hit show Downtown Abbey.

Hosted by The Earl and Countess of Carnarvon, this one-day special event sees the castle turned back to the original First World War hospital, equipped with a vintage 1914 operating theatre. The event will begin with a church service led by Archbishop Lord Carey, accompanied by the Military Wives Choir on the main ‘Viking Cruises’ sponsored stage. It will also welcome musical acts including X Factor’s Alexandra Burke and Elizabeth McGovern (also known as Lady Cora, the head of the Crawley family in Downtown abbey) performing with her band ‘Sadie and the hot heads’.

Viking will be helping Heroes at Highclere to support and raise money for Oxfam, The Royal British Legion, ABF, The Soldiers Charity, Combat Stress, charities supporting veterans as well as other smaller charities.  With thrilling aerial displays from the Red Devils, vintage fairground rides, tethered hot air balloon flights and more, there is plenty of fun to be had by all the family whilst raising money for these fantastic causes.

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