A CONCERT has raised £8,000 for three Welsh charities.

Rock and Raise 2018 was held at the Paget Rooms on October 27 last year and featured five live acts, including South Wales band The Woods, singer songwriter Chris Kelly, local rockabilly singer John Lewis, St Louis Express and Buster and Rosco and Friends.

The evening was also hosted by TV presenter Rhydian Bowen Phillips.

Now, organisers say the event has raised £8,000, which will be shared between Velindre Cancr Care, BOBATH Children's Cerebral Palsy and Kidney Wales.

Co-organiser and The Woods band member Chris Wood said: “We’d like to thank all those involved in making the night such a great success by buying a ticket or making a donation. As well as enjoying an evening of great music, we were able to raise a substantial amount of money for three amazing causes, and we’d like to thank everyone – including all our sponsors - for their generosity. "

Deputy head of Fundraising at Velindre, Kylie McKee said: “We would like to say a huge thank you to the Rock and Raise team – Marie, Chris and Anna - for their hard work and support in organising their fundraising event. The money raised from our supporters is used to ensure the best possible support is offered to every patient, their families and carers dealing with cancer and a donation of this size will make a real difference."

For more information on Rock and Raise and upcoming events or details, visit facebook.com/rocknraisewales/