More than 30 local children and young people representing 10 schools joined forces with four local choirs to present the first ever “Music for Good” concert in Royal Wootton Bassett last Saturday.

Two concerts were held at St Barts Church in support of the charities Swindon Music Trust and Unicef Ukrainian Appeal.

A spokesman said: “The concerts were designed to offer novice performers a supportive opportunity to perform, as well as more experienced musicians a chance to share their love of music and performing.

“The concerts were the brainchild of a local music therapist and teacher Lisa Williams. Uplifting music was chosen with a theme of resilience so desperately needed in these troubling days.

“Besides the many gifts donated for raffle prizes, Royal Wootton Bassett Flower Club donated 50 posies, decorated in Ukrainian Flag colours for children to offer the audience during the performance of a moving song, Seeds of Friendship.

£1,200 was raised and will be shared between Swindon Music Trust, a charity that supports families accessing music therapy and music tuition, and Unicef. It is hoped that the concert will become an annual musical event in the town.