FIVE Romsey choirs managed to rake in thousands of pounds for a charity who support people with life-limiting conditions.

Music lovers sang their hearts out in Romsey Abbey, Church Lane, to raise over £4,000 for the Jumbulance Trust, which makes "accessible travel possible" for people.

Members from Romsey Youth Choir, Romsey Youth Children’s Choir, Romsey Voices, Romsey Male Voice Choir and Romsey Abbey Primary School performed in the "packed abbey", according to a Romsey resident.

Alan Naylor, who lives in Botley Road, said: "The event was organised by Marion Maxey, who manages the five choirs, and it was the first year the show was put on for the charity; the abbey was packed.

"The charity is in dire need of funds and I think for one coach it costs £400,000, as they need to take all the seats out and re-equip it.

"I am a member of the Albert Edward Masonic Lodge and we raised £600 for the charity after we saw the event was happening, because we thought it was a worthy local charity and we have not supported them before."

The 63-year-old added: "We support about 60 local charities and we do a big event in June, where last year we raised £250,000 for 28 charities, such as Hearing Dogs for Deaf People, Mountbatten Hospice and Southampton Children's Hospital."

The Five Choirs Concert happened on Friday, February 7.

On Jumbulance Trust's website, the charity states they enable "disabled and other disadvantaged individuals to take part in accessible, disabled coach holidays or pilgrimages across the UK and Europe".