Scouts are on song for charities

Frances Dale and Peter Dyers presenting a cheque to Alan Shearer.

Frances Dale and Peter Dyers presenting a cheque to Alan Shearer.

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Young Scouts were on song as their performance of a top musical night helped support two charities.

Members of Tynemouth Scouts performed their own version of the famous Last Night of the Proms in Christ Church Parish Centre, in North Shields.

Performers and audience at the end of the 'Last Night at the Proms' evening.

Performers and audience at the end of the 'Last Night at the Proms' evening.

The event, which saw both youth and adult members perform, raised £1,000 – to be split between the Alan Shearer Foundation and Northumberland County Scout’s LookwideUK Starfish Club Project.

Performances were based around a Second World War theme and included a selection of music from Glen Miller, Handel, Gershwin as well as traditional proms favourites Pomp and Circumstance, Rose of England, Rule Britannia and Jerusalem.

The cast were accompanied by the North Shields Reunion Jacks Brass Ensemble as well as members of the Scout Active Support unit.

The sell-out event raised money by a tombola and an auction of a No.9 Newcastle United football shirt signed by Alan Shearer.

Chris Harrison presenting a cheque to Gwyn McKenzie and Nicky Sergeant of LookwideUK.

Chris Harrison presenting a cheque to Gwyn McKenzie and Nicky Sergeant of LookwideUK.

Lesley Fulton, of the Alan Shearer Foundation, said: “I thoroughly enjoyed attending the event and meeting so many dedicated and nice people. Our Foundation is very grateful to Tynemouth Scouts for supporting us in this way.”

Nicky Sergeant, of LookwideUK, said: “This has been a wonderful and unique way to raise funds to support these two charities. Our donation will enable us to support more disadvantaged young people.”

Peter Thorp, the chairman of the District Scouts, said: “We are delighted to be able to present £500 to each of our chosen charities.”