MORE than 100 people watched a concert performed by children from an African orphanage in Romsey.

The choir of orphans and vulnerable children from the charity Challenge Ministries Swaziland in Eswatini in Southern Africa took to the stage at The Romsey School on June 26.

The performance was organised by members from Elim Church in Middlebridge Street who support the charity.

Paul Johnson, 65, from the church has visited the orphanage twice and is set to return this month.

He said: "We heard the choir were coming to the UK and we wanted them to perform in Romsey so local people could find out more about the charity and what they do."

The choir performed for two hours and the sang and danced to traditional South African songs.

As well as this, there was also a short presentation about the orphanage.

Paul said the evening had an "amazing reaction."

He added: "The orphanage is such a beautiful community and the charity support the children until they are 18.

"It is definitely something more people should be aware of and support."

When Paul returns this month he is set to work alongside five other members of the church and three members of the charity to help install the electrics at a new school that is being built for the children.

Paul said when he first visited the orphanage in 2016 "it wasn't what he expected."

He added: "It is such a beautiful place."