A PENARTH youngster has taken time out of his studies to organise a fundraising music festival at his own school in aid of charity.

Stanwell School pupil Martin Griffiths has recruited a team of volunteers to help organise the 'Oxjam' event in the school's auditorium next month.

"Oxfam run a regional musical festival called Oxjam," he said.

"It has been created not just to raise money for Oxfam, but also for people to have some fun at the same time too."

Martin applied for a 'Gig Makers Pack' and has gone on to choose a venue and book all the bands to perform.

He is now hoping to fill the school's 400-seater aditorium and raise hundreds of pounds in aid of charity in the process.

Headliners of the charity concert are set to include Gabrielle Murphy, who has recently been featured as the Welsh artist of the Week on the BBC, Evan Gardner, who is currently creating his debut album, Stanwell student and singer-songwriter Ben Dain-Smith, Welsh band Eject Pilot Eject, well-known Welsh band The Dead End Friends, a band of sixth form students from Stanwell School called 'Fools and Kings', and Kirk Morgan, a singer-songwriter from Barry.

"With the help of 19 of my friends we have already managed to organise most of the things for the event and tickets are now on sale for £7.50," added Martin.

The event will be held on Tuesday, October 14, from 6pm until late, with doors opening at 5.40pm.

Tickets are available from Penarth Library for £7.50 each.

For more information about the bands go to:

Gabrielle Murphy - https://www.facebook.com/GabrielleMurphyMusic

Ben Dain-Smith - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L0CpqVobGSk

Evan Gardner - https://www.facebook.com/EvanGardnerMusic

Kirk Morgan - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q9ZS-XIJUWE

Fools and Kings - https://www.facebook.com/pages/Fools-and-Kings/193113374194104

The Dead End Friends - https://www.facebook.com/thedeadendfriends

Eject Pilot Eject - https://www.facebook.com/EjectPilotEject

Having begun life in 2006, Oxjam has now seen over 1 million people attend a gig, helping raise over £2 million. Please visit Oxfam’s donation page to find out more about how you can help.