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The Weyhill Electronic Organ Society, near Andover, further enhanced its fine reputation within the local community by dedicating the November concert to the 'Help for Heroes' charity.
The event was delayed by 15 minutes as a fatal accident a mile from the venue had caused road closures and traffic congestion. Once started, the concert - admirably performed by Dave Smith and aided by suitable films - proved to be doubly appropriate in view of its proximity to Remembrance Sunday. A sum in excess of £400 was raised during the evening, with a further amount to follow later from donations for the Club's 2012 calendars.
The money has been earmarked for the Charity's Tedworth House Personnel Recovery and Assessment Centre (PRAC) in the garrison town of Tidworth, just 10 miles from Weyhill. A £17m renovation was carried out and the first group of Services personnel began making use of the facilities and residential courses four months ago. The Centre is now operating at full capacity and is able to accommodate up to 50 residents, supporting the two key parts of its programme - holistic life skills courses and activities to aid the the recovery of the sick and wounded.
Information about the Society can be found on their website whilst details of the Charity's Tedworth House project are available by clicking here.
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