Firm flies the flag for charity event

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THERE’S nothing quite as British as the Last Night of the Proms, and the Hampshire Flag Company has supported a charity proms event by donating Union flags.

The Waterlooville firm helped the Salvation Army raise more than £2,000 for its Red Shield Appeal.

Around 300 people attended a Last Night of the Proms event before Christmas at the New Theatre Royal.

The appeal helps people across the United Kingdom through its extensive network of community centres, family support units and ‘Life House’ residential programmes.

Natalie Hanchett, good neighbours manager for the Salvation Army in Portsmouth, said: ‘We are delighted that Hampshire Flag so willingly donated not only the handwaving flags, which were a big hit with the audience and added a great sense of occasion, but they also donated Union flags which we used to decorate the venue.

‘A Last Night of The Proms event evokes patriotism and nostalgia, and the handwaving flags made such a difference to the atmosphere and audience’s enjoyment of the evening.’

Hampshire Flag’s managing director, Graham Wilkinson, added: ‘It’s great to be supporting an event close to home and it is fantastic that £2,000 was raised on the night.’