ONE of the first sponsors for this month's Romsey Festival of Youth Music has been announced.

Calculis Financial Planners Ltd have been named as the sponsor for the festival that begins on June 22.

It is aimed at promoting the youth in music around Romsey, with a number of school choirs and other groups taking part at a number of venues across a fortnight in the town.

Based in The Horsefair in Romsey, Calculis managing director Alex Pegley said: "We are proud to sponsor the Romsey Festival of Youth Music.

"We are passionate about supporting our local community and look forward to celebrating the abundance of talent we have right here on our doorstep."

Stu Marchant, one of the music directors for the festival, added: "Sponsorship enables us to put on as many events as possible during the two weeks and to reach more young people."

This year, the festival runs from June 22 until July 6.