David tunes up for charity CDs

David Biermann
David Biermann

A MUSICIAN is lending his talents to two more charity CDs following a successful fundraising drive.

David Biermann played the violin on a CD called End Polio Now, which was sold as part of an awareness campaign by Easington and Peterlee Rotary Club.

The CD has raised more than £2,000 to help victims of the childhood disease following its launch early last year.

Now rotarian David, 65, from Nursery Gardens in Easington Village, will play on two CDs for other worthy causes.

The first, called Musical Memories, is for the Newcastle-based Dementia Care Partnership (DCP) and the second, which will be recorded later this month, is in aid of Maggie’s Cancer Centres.

Former Peterlee Grammar School teacher Mr Biermann, who is married to Susan, said the project came about after the charities heard about the success of the Rotary’s polio campaign and CD.

He added: “There is a tremendous amount of people from our area participating on the DCP CD.”These include Peterlee soprano Sandra Atherton, mezzo-soprano Audrey Flynn and Alan Keating.

David said the £5 CD features everything from old-time music hall songs to classical music and some Northumbrian pipe music.

He has composed a song called Musical Memories for the CD, which also features the voices of DCP service users.

David said: “Some of my relatives suffered from dementia.

“It’s an ageing thing and people do unfortunately suffer memory loss.”

The CD for Maggie’s Cancer Centres will benefit cancer sufferers and is expected to take around a month to complete.

For more information about ordering the DCP CD, visit www.dementiacare.org.uk