Win tickets for top show

ORGANISERS of a world record attempt in Scarborough are hoping to raise lots of cash for a good cause with two tickets for a West End show up for grabs.

They have been donated by actor Nigel Betts and are for his current production Warhorse.

The tickets are due to be raffled during the town’s first War Torn event which will be held at the Spa Complex in June.

It has been organised by Scarborough Wargames Club and they are hoping to recreate the 10 major battles of the Napoleonic Peninsular War using an estimated 40,000 28mm figures.

If successful it would be the biggest historical wargame ever staged. Kelvin Pickup, the club chairman, said that Mr Betts – who has previously appeared in programmes such as Coronation Street, The Bill and the Sharpe series – would be attending the show.

He added: “He’s wanting to get involved in one of the games. He’s bought the rules system and is bringing a whole division of figures.”

Mr Pickup said that he hoped to be able to include travel and accommodation as part of the prize and appealed for extra donations.

The show will take place on Saturday, June 25, and Sunday, June 26, which includes Armed Forces Days in the town and charity fundraising for the armed forces.

In addition to the participation of a number of the UK’s leading war games clubs who will be bringing set displays and introductory games, a trade show will be on site. The money raised during the course of the weekend will be split between Help For heroes and the mayor’s charity.