A CHARITY concert, held to commemorate the centenary of the start of the First World War, was a great success.

The concert, which was held at Testbourne Community School, in Micheldever Road, Whitchurch, was organised by Rosemary Crumplin, Mayor Councillor John Clark’s partner, and raised £3,000 for youth projects in the town.

Music on the night was provided by the Military Wives, from Middle Wallop, and Testbourne Community School’s choir Bella Voce, with both choirs performing to an audience of 250 people.

In his monthly report to Whitchurch Town Council, Cllr Clark said: “Thank you all so very much for helping Rosemary to realise her vision.

“Each choir sang separately but came together for a rousing finale of wartime songs, and their performances were just fantastic.”

He added: “In addition, our thanks cannot express our gratitude for the support from Testbourne Community School including their young technicians, various members of staff within the performing arts department, the caretaker and others.

“Also, sincere thanks go to all other helpers who managed the car-parking, raffle, refreshments, doors and much more.

“Last but not least, a huge thank-you to all the local businesses who supported us either financially or donated a raffle prize to help us reach our goal.”