Steve Rowe amazed the crowd with his magic
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CSE Returns To Colchester: “For Those Few Hours I Forgot My Worries"

Forces Live Events (CSE) has returned to Colchester to put on its annual beneficiary show for wounded, injured and sick service personnel.

Steve Rowe amazed the crowd with his magic

Comedian Rudi Lickwood, magician Steve Rowe and music duo Bandanna headed to Chavasse VC House Recovery Centre in Colchester with Forces Live Events (CSE) to put on a night of respite for residents and day visitors, their families and welfare staff. 

The evening began with a buffet dinner provided by Help for Heroes, the charity that runs the centre, which offers the very best recovery atmosphere.

The centre includes 27 single en-suite bedrooms, two family suites, a creative kitchen, presentation room, two lounges, and an adaptive gym with specialist equipment. 

CSE has taken their well-established entertainment shows to recovery centres across the UK and Germany for a number of years and provides a valued opportunity for service men and women at the centre to unwind.

Lindsay Hutton, Band of Brothers and Band of Sisters Co-ordinator for Help for Heroes, said:

"Thank you so much for the CSE Show on Friday... I have received some amazing feedback from some of the people who were there, they said they had an amazing time and really enjoyed the entertainment, of which they said was first rate.

"Thanks for all your support and hard work and I really look forward to working with you again."

The audience joined hands as Danny and Anna ended the show
The audience joined hands as Danny and Anna ended the show
Comedian and CSE veteran Rudi Lickwood provided the laughs throughout the night
Comedian and CSE veteran Rudi Lickwood provided the laughs throughout the night

The show was fully-funded by CSE’s Beneficiary Fund, which is dedicated to improving the welfare of British Armed Forces personnel and their families, especially those in most need of a morale boost. 

As a not-for-profit organisation, any surplus we make from our commercial projects goes directly into our beneficiary pot for projects like this one.

If you're organising an event and would like information on our welfare criteria, get in touch with CSE to find out how we might be able to help can help.