TWO friends proved their teachers wrong by raising hundreds of pounds for a charity which helps homeless people.

Cathrin Blanchard and Jo Wilson organised a gig featuring three local rock bands as part of their coursework at Calthorpe Park School in Fleet.

They went ahead with their ambitious project despite being warned by teachers that they could be taking on too much work and would not be able to organise such a big event.

But more than 100 people enjoyed the concert at the Memorial Hall in Sandy Lane, Church Crookham.

Kevin, Melitzer and Caged Baby were the bands on show.

Cathrin said: “The majority of the band members attend The Sixth Form College in Farnborough and were happy to play for free. They also gave a helping hand to clear up afterwards.”

Jo, 15, added: “The evening went well, despite not having the support of our teachers who thought that we were taking on too much and would have preferred us to stick to something like cake sales.

“We are grateful to the bands and Adrian Potter, who provided the PA system.”

The girls presented £320 to Emmaus Projects, which helps young people in the Aldershot area, many of whom have had to leave home.

“The money will fund a cookery competition and the rest will go towards general funds,” said 14-year-old Cathrin. “The charity relies on donations of £200,000 each year so fundraising events like these really help.”