An opera gala at St Alkmund’s Church in Whitchurch has raised £1,008.

The evening on Saturday, October 28, was held in aid of repair works at the church.

Peter Edge, from the organisers, said: “Thank you to everyone who attended, helped out and supported this evening.

“We performers thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and we are so glad to have received many positive comments and emails from our audience members.”

He added: “We hope to repeat this event at a similar time next year, and on an even bigger scale. Any suggestions, sponsorship or programme requests would be much appreciated via”