MUSIC lovers are being urged to attend a concert tomorrow to raise money for a good cause.

The first Andrew Mynarski Memorial VC Concert will take place in the Central Hall of the Dolphin Centre, Darlington, at 3.15pm.

Organisers hope it will boost The Northern Echo's Forgotten Hero appeal, which aims to raise £40,000 for a statue of Second World War hero Andrew Mynarski at Durham Tees Valley Airport.

The brave 27-year-old air gunner, from Winnipeg, Canada, was posthumously awarded the Victoria Cross for trying to save the life of his friend, Pat Brophy, on their blazing Lancaster bomber, which flew out of the airport, the a Royal Canadian Air Force base.

Producer Ivor Shirley said: "There are still tickets available, so we'd urge people to turn up on the afternoon and purchase their tickets on the door. It should be a fantastic concert, with something to suit all musical tastes."

The show features the Normandy Band of the Queen's Division, from Catterick, North Yorkshire; the choir of Middleton St George Primary School, near Darlington, and soloists Barrie Dargue and Ann Tallis.

Tickets for the concert, priced £10, are available at the door. A second memorial concert will take place on Sunday, April 10. Advance tickets are available from the Dolphin Centre or The Northern Echo office, in Priestgate. Alternatively, call (01325) 388410 or 381313.