A CONCERT held in Romsey proved a great success raising vital cash for a good cause.

More £3,000 was raised at the Paws for a Song concert held at the Romsey Abbey United Reformed Church last week.

All the money raised will support Guide Dogs.

As previously reported, the event was organised by Romsey resident Nicky West who has been visually impaired since birth, and said she felt very isolated growing up.

But her companion Lily “transformed her life”.

Talking about the success of the concert she said: “I wanted to thank Guide Dogs for all they have done to transform my life and to give me my gorgeous guide dog, Lily. I wanted to raise enough money to begin the journey of transforming someone else’s life as mine has been. I would like to say a huge thank you to Musical Director Marion Maxey for giving us the privilege of being entertained by both choirs for the evening. I would also like to thank Chris Maxey for the wonderful accompaniment. I would like to sincerely thank everyone who attended the concert, local businesses who donated prizes and for everyone for being so generous and kind on the night.”

The event was sponsored by Romsey Fast Fit Group of companies, HBL Builders and Contractors Ltd, Romsey Chiropractic Clinic and Conservatory Village at Cadnam Garden Centre. It was a collaboration with Romsey Voices and Romsey Youth Choir.