A near sold-out musical event has helped to raise more than £4,000 for victims of the Grenfell Tower tragedy.
The musical extravaganza, held by musicians and singers from across Burton and South Derbyshire was launched at Burton Town Hall to support victims of the horrific fire in which at least 79 people died.
The fund-raising concert, called Voices for Grenfell had an aim of raising at least £4,000 for the British Red Cross' Grenfell Tower fund, and has now revealed the final total was £4,068.26.
Ocho, as well as Fusion and Burton Musical Theatre Company, took part in the event. Friday Voices also performed alongside a series of very talented soloists, as well as pieces from the Chillwell Military Wives Choir.
A spokesman for music group Ocho, which helped organised the concert, said: “We are absolutely delighted to announce that the final total of sum raised by the 'Voices for Grenfell' Charity Concert was £4,068.26.
“All of the performers involved would like to thank everyone that supported this unique event. We trust that the money will offer some support to those affected by the disaster.”
The 24-storey block of flats in London was destroyed by a fierce fire which started on June 13 after a faulty fridge caught fire. The fire spread rapidly with cladding added to the outside of the building blamed for how quickly it took hold.