Military music is to hit new highs

The Military WAGS choir performing at the Hartlepool College of Further Education
The Military WAGS choir performing at the Hartlepool College of Further Education
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A CHOIR of military wives and girlfriends has helped to raise £1,600 for a soldiers’ charity.

And the focus on Forces heroes will not end there in Hartlepool. Another fundraising evening is planned later this year.

Hartlepool College of Further Education hosted the Catterick Garrison-based Military WAGS choir and the Teesside Pipe Band.

Nearly 200 people watched the double bill of entertainment which raised money for the Army Benevolent Fund.

Event organiser David Smith said: “It was a fantastic night.

“Both the choir and the band were excellent.”

But the event is just the start of military-themed music to be held in town this year. Mr Smith added: “There will be an event at the Borough Hall on Saturday, October 18, to salute the heroes of the First World War.

“It will include songs from the First World War performed by the George Colley Singers from Hartlepool.”

More details are expected to be revealed of the Borough Hall event in the coming weeks.

In the meantime, Mr Smith said between £1,600 and £1,700 was raised at the college event for the Army Benevolent Fund which supports serving and retired soldiers, and their families.