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“All the staff at CSE have been hugely helpful”

“It was a great night and [the band] were one of the reasons for that… thank you very much for all your help and also thanks to your colleagues.

All the staff at CSE have been hugely helpful and because of their hard work we managed to have a very successful event.

I will be highly recommending CSE to my colleagues for future events. Thank you very much once again.”

Flt Lt M, RAF Wyton/Henlow

July 2015

“I will definitely recommend CSE to others in the military who are planning events”

“I am organising a hangar party to mark the end of SAR operations at Wattisham airfield and was struggling to find a band.

I spoke to Sakina Bugge and gave her quite a difficult task considering the budget we were working with… Sakina was first class with the help she provided, I cannot speak more highly of her.

I will definitely recommend CSE to others in the military who are planning events. Thank you for all the help you provided.”

Sgt A QGM, Wattisham Search & Rescue Closing Party

April 2015

“The circus act had children of all ages taking part”

“…Both Groups were absolutely fantastic and were enjoyed by all, especially the [comedy improv group]. Their act suited the audience to a tee.

The circus act had children of all ages taking part and they made for a fun afternoon.”

Captain S, 22 Ed Hospital, Normandy Barracks

June 2015

“The band was brilliant”

“Well, all I can say is that we had a great time and the band was brilliant. Thanks for your advice, everyone loved them.”

Sgt O, RMB Chivenor

July 2015

“It made things really easy for us on this side considering the short time span we had”

“…massive thanks for you and your team for organising the event for us. It made things really easy for us on this side considering the short time span we had.

I will definitely be in touch if we have any event in the future that we need entertainment for…

All the entertainment was fantastic…”

CPW WS (SSM) A, HMS Torbay

March 2015

“Put a
smile on everyone's face”

“…a belated thank you for the wonderful show that you and the team put on up here in Catterick at the PRC on the 9th. We are still talking about it (and retelling the gags).

You picked just the right acts for what was a pretty intimate venue with a unique audience and it went down really well…

CSE shows are such a wonderful institution and still very relevent for those soldiers still fighting their own personal battles…—it was a great night and put a smile on everyone's face.”

Lt Col B, Commanding Officer, 4 Inf Bde Personnel Recovery Unit

July 2015

“Very much enjoyed hearing from two Olympians”

“On behalf of the students and staff at Gloucester School, I would like to take this opportunity to thank you [CSE], Beth [Tweddle] and Philip [Hindes] for taking the time to come out to visit the schools here. The students at Gloucester gained a lot from the question and answer sessions and very much enjoyed hearing from two Olympians.

We are very aware that living out in Germany often means that our studens miss out on such opportunities and are therefore grateful for the time taken to plan and organise the visit… I have had lots of positive comments passed to me by staff who also appreciated the chance to ask questions of Beth and Philip… Nothing was too much trouble for them.

They really were an inspiration to many and showed students just what can be achieved if they put their minds to it.”

Mrs S, Headteacher, Gloucester School, Germany

July 2015

“The tone of [the] comedy was perfect”

“…the tone of [the] comedy was perfect. The Multi-Cultural Festival was a great success and the recruits enjoyed the whole event. Patrick's performance was planned to be the culmination of the occasion and he was the proverbial icing on the cake.”

Capt R, Pirbright Multi-Cultural Festival

March 2015

“A very professional event under difficult conditions”

“I think after all of the hard work that was put in by all concerned the WFP was a resounding success and bodes well for the future.

The feedback thus far has been very good indeed, with the entertainment being well received… sincere thanks to your team who delivered a very professional event under difficult conditions.”

CT DP C, RAF Brize Norton

July 2015

“Fantastic evening of entertainment”

“I am writing on behalf of the Commanding Officer of the Defence Medical Rehabilitiation Centre, Headley Court to thank you for providing our patients and staff with a fantastic evening of entertainment with your CSE show… The organisation behind the evening was evident and was well received…

The value of such events for our patients cannot be underestimated within their treatment pathway… The benefits are enormous, providing a much needed boost and increasing motivation during the difficult and lengthy period of rehabilitation. In addition, these events provided respite for our staff, which is vital for their professional wellbeing and their ongoing input to the rehabilitation process.

Thank you again for our help and support; it is very much appreciated by all here at Headley Court.”

WO2 D, Royal Marine Military Liaison Officer for CO, Headley Court

April 2015

“Morale in the unit was sufficiently restored”

“…thank you for the top class entertainment that was put on for our summer function by CSE, which without your generous donations I know would not have been possible.

Personnel at our unit have contributed to various operational commitments over the 2014–2015 period. This included Op Gritrock at the Ebola Treatment Unit in Freetown, Sierra Leone…

Those who have been deployed have been supported by those in the unit who are working twice as hard to fill gaps left behind for long periods. All our guys have worked incredibly hard this year, all the while demonstrating selfless commitment, loyalty and professionalism in the face of adversity.

To thank them all for their efforts, our unit summer function ‘Summerfest’ was an opportunity for all ranks to let their hair down, dance to live music, drink Pimms in the sunshine, catch up with colleagues and most importantly enjoy time with their families. Morale in the unit was sufficiently restored and we are ready to take on the challenges 2016 might bring.

I cannot thank you enough for your kind donations and what this means to us as a unit. All the acts and Angie's management of the event were so professional and made my life as organiser a lot easier, they are due to much credit and are a fantastic team.”

Lt S, Nursing Officer, Defence Medical Group (South), Portsmouth

September 2015

“I would wholeheartedly recommend CSE Events and Entertainment to ANYONE”

“I just wanted to thank CSE Events and Entertainment for your help in supplying the band to the Gibraltar Officers Mess for our annual Spring Ball.

I've never known a band to be able to judge a crowd so accurately, and be so effortless in getting people of all ages and ranks on the dance floor. They were always polite, courteous and great fun to be around.

This was the last function in the Gibraltar Officers Mess at HMS Rooke as are moving to a new venue, and the boys made sure it went with a bang (even learning Greensleeves as part of our medieval theme).

I would wholeheartedly recommend CSE Events and Entertainment to ANYONE…”

Virigina Carlin, Entertainment Member, Gibraltar Officers Mess

May 2015

“All the
acts were incredible”

“Thnk you gain so much for all your hard work in organising the CSE Show for us at Chavasse VC last Thursday. I thought the night went fantastically well and the feedback I have had has confirmed this!

All the acts were incredible and we are very grateful for all of their time… Once again, many thanks and I look forward to working with you again in the future.”

Miss G, Regional Band of Brothers & Sisters Coordinator, Chavasse VC House, Help for Heroes Recovery Centre

July 2015