ORGANISERS of a concert which brought together a military choir and bands of the Dales to raise cash for a Help for Heroes recovery centre have handed over a further £2,700 from CD sales.

The sum is a boost to The Northern Echo’s First World War centenary campaign, which is aiming to raise £100,000 for a performing arts centre at Phoenix House recovery centre in Catterick Garrison.

The donation comprised profits from the sales of 500 CDs recorded by the Catterick-based Military WAGS Choir accompanied by Muker and Reeth Bands.

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It is the second large donation from the musicians after a concert in March resulted in £2,000 being donated to the appeal.

The CD, called Harmonies For Heroes, is available online from for £6 plus postage, while one of the songs – Dancing With You – can be downloaded from for 79p. Profits from all sales go to The Northern Echo appeal.

Dancing With You was written by Jill Lundberg who works for PWS kitchen component distributor - the North-East firm which donated and fitted residents’ kitchens at Phoenix House and which also sponsored the recording of the CD.

To donate to the £100,000 appeal visit