A ROCK ’n’ roll night raised £4,387 for the national Help for Heroes military charity.
Most of this was raised by the music night at Whitby Sports & Social Club in Ellesmere Port, while Asda in the town centre gave £1,300 towards the final total.
Former borough councillor Mike McCusker, organiser of the event, said: “I am overwhelmed with the generosity of donations and support everyone gave to the evening.
“And I’m also grateful to Tommy Hughes of The Mojo’s for his help with organising the bands involved. All the performers involved gave their time free of charge.”
On the bill were the Four Originals, the Huytones, Upturned Collar and The Mojo’s who had three top 40 hits in the early 60s.
Donations were also received from Apollo Music in Birkenhead, Blue Planet Aquarium, David Lloyd Leisure at Cheshire Oaks, Ellesmere Port Market Traders, Port Arcades, Everton FC, Innospec, Marks & Spencer in The Coliseum, Tesco Home Plus in Bromborough, Urenco and the West Cheshire Regiment (South Wirral Branch).