The sound of music earns £1,000 for two charities

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THE sound of music earned almost £1,000 for charity as scouts in North Tyneside held a Last Night of the Proms-style event to celebrate the Queen’s diamond jubilee.

Scouts from across the borough hosted the show, together with a raffle, at Christ Church Parish Centre in North Shields, raising £996.

A football signed by the late Bobby Robson and his Newcastle United team at the time was also sold for £100 in an online auction.

The money raised was shared between the Sir Bobby Robson Cancer Foundation and the motor neurone disease care centre at Newcastle’s Royal Victoria Infirmary. Tynemouth’s scouts presented a cheque for £466 to Bobby Robson’s son Andrew, on behalf of his dad’s cancer charity, at Christ Church Parish Centre last week.

He said: “It was a pleasure to meet the Tynemouth District Scouts and to collect their cheque on behalf of the Sir Bobby Robson Foundation.

“Their Last Night of the Proms sounds like it was a wonderful event, and the scouts and everyone involved should feel very proud of their efforts.

“The money raised will directly help people in the north east fighting cancer and also contribute to global research into the disease.”