Salvation Army band perform for local Rotary appeal

The Bedlington Salvation Army concert.
The Bedlington Salvation Army concert.

THE Bedlington Salvation Army band held a concert in aid of the Rotary Club of Bedlingtonshire’s International Fund.

Around 30 bandsmen and 30 in the songster brigade helped raise money for the fund as they aim to eradicate polio through the Polio Plus campaign.

In keeping with the occasion, they played tunes from around the world including Britannia, Edelweiss from Austria and tunes from Jamaica.

There was also a euphonium duet by father and son David and Richard Wearmouth, and a flute solo by Samantha Caffull, who played Andante, from the concerto for flute harp by Mozart.

In recent years, the Bedlingtonshire Rotary club has donated an aquabox to Nepal, one of the poorest countries in the world, and last year donated a shelterbox to flood victims in Pakistan.

They have also sent thousands of pounds to Rotary International for the Polio Plus campaign.

Incidents of polio infection has plunged from about 350,000 cases in 1988 to fewer than 1,000 in 2010.

This concert by Bedlington Salvation Army band will, amongst other things, help the Rotary organisation achieve a polio-free world.