A summer concert raised charity cash to the tune of £500 thanks to a musical collaboration between two-community minded organisations.

Cartmell Shepherd Solicitors and the University of Cumbria joined forces to organise the Spring into Summer concert at the Tithe Barn in Carlisle.

It is the second year the event has taken place after a successful inaugural event in 2018.

This year the money raised from more than 100 attendees was shared between Eden Valley Hospice and Jigsaw, Cumbria’s Children’s Hospice and the Cumbria Wheelchair Sports Club.

Cartmell Shepherd’s Community Choir, directed by Lyn Young, sang renditions of traditional Scottish and South African songs.

The University of Cumbria’s acapella group Voces also performed as well as its Performing Arts Showcase, while the special guest was internationally renowned opera singer Professor Valerie Reid.

Karen Jones, University of Cumbria's development manager, said: "It’s a wonderful opportunity for our choir to sing in public.

“We are really appreciative of the partnership with Cartmell Shepherd. It’s a great learning opportunity for our students, it really enhances their experience, and it fully embeds the University of Cumbria in the community.”

Peter Stafford, managing director of Cartmell Shepherd, said: “It’s a fantastic showcase of the talent we have at the university.

“It’s just made all the better by people like Lyn Young, Professor Valerie Reid and John Myers who gave up their time.”

It was one of the last public engagements for Carlisle personality John Myers who compered the evening and died last month.

The organisers extend their best wishes to his family and friends.