AN Elvis tribute band is ready to rock Durham to help a former police officer's fundraising efforts for a charity for the disabled.

Elvis on Tour, featuring Paul Priestley and the EP Band, will play at the Gala Theatre next month in a charity concert for Whizz-Kidz, a national charity that provides mobility equipment for disabled youngsters.

Retired Durham force sergeant Alan Bewley last month spent 17 days cycling from Land's End to John O'Groats, raising £800 for the charity from friends and people he met along the way.

He said: "The band has backing singers and a brass section and it is a great show.

"The Gala is a fantastic location and it should be a great event that hopefully will raise a fair sum.''

Mr Bewley, from Broompark, began fundraising for the charity after his eldest daughter, Joanne, raised more than £5,000 through a sponsored expedition up Africa's highest mountain Kilimanjaro a few years ago.

The show is on Thursday, September 9, at 7.30pm. Tickets cost £7.50 and are available from the box office on 0191-332 4041.