Originally posted : 22 March 2011 on stgeorgesdaygame.co.uk
By Chris Paull
Heather Small will join forces with London Wasps in their annual charity St George's Day Game at Twickenham on April 23
Share London Wasps have confirmed that British soul singer Heather Small will be part of their annual St George's Day Game against Bath Rugby at Twickenham Stadium on Easter Saturday, April 23. The singer is best known for her signature song "Proud" which was a hit record around the world in 2000, as well as other favourites from her time in the band M People including "Search for the Hero".
Following last year's hugely successful event, which attracted more than 60,000 fans, the St George's Day Game will once again raise money for military charities. London Wasps are donating £1 from every ticket sold to four special charities: BLESMA, Combat Stress, the Special Boat Service Association and The Parachute Regiment.
Speaking on the event, London Wasps owner Steve Hayes said, "As we build towards this extremely special date in the Wasps and London sporting calendar, it is fantastic to be able to announce such an exciting part of the match day entertainment. Heather is a tremendously talented and much loved artist whose songs evoke great emotion and passion amongst people of all ages. We believe that she will be a wonderful addition to the day."
As well as the penultimate Round 21 fixture in the Aviva Premiership season, between London Wasps and Bath Rugby, the club will be hosting a full day of activities and entertainment for families. Hayes added, "This year's event will be even more special given that the match actually falls on St George's Day this year, but it is also Easter Saturday and just six days before William and Kate's wedding. We anticipate people will want to spend time with their families and friends, and that patriotism will be running high as the country builds up to the Royal Wedding."
Last year's event saw thousands of St George's flags, children with painted faces and moving tributes to the armed forces, including a standing ovation for almost 200 soldiers who had recently returned from active service in Afghanistan. The West Car Park will once again offer inflatable rugby games for children, a DJ, food and drink stalls and interactive military displays.
Tickets are on sale now, priced from just £15 for adults and £8 for children. Call 0844 225 2990 or click here to get yours and support this fantastic occasion.