A worthy boost for our heroes

dancers with the 102 Battalion REME Pipe Band.

dancers with the 102 Battalion REME Pipe Band.

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A POIGNANT night of music and remembrance has raised more than £3,000 for charity.

The Salute Our Heroes evening saw 500 people turn up at the Borough Hall in Hartlepool last month.

Organisers say the concert, promoted by ABF The Soldiers’ Charity – Northern branch, raised an estimated £3,500.

The finances will support serving and ex-Army personnel.

The evening’s highlights included musical performances from the Royal Signals (Northern) Band; Royal Regiment of Fusiliers, together with Pipers of 102 Battalion REME, vocalists Julie Pendleton, Alison Cochlan, John Rowland, The Sarah Scott dancers and the George Colley Singers.

All the performers provided their services free of charge.

Local officials from the Cleveland and Durham branch of the Oddfellows Society helped put the evening together.

The evening’s activities also included a raffle, which was held on the night by the Hartlepool branch of the Rotary Club, raising more than £600.

The Soldiers’ Charity, formerly the Army Benevolent Fund, came into being in 1944 to provide support to troops.

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