A MUSIC fan in Burnham decided what she wanted for her 30th birthday party was her own charity concert.

Tawny Harris invited local bands Snappa and Rude Awakening to perform at the gig at Burnham Rugby Club last Saturday, February 20, where they performed for free.

Over 150 guests attended the party where they raised well over the £1,000 goal Ms Harris set at the start.

Ms Harris said: “Local businesses have been a huge support to this event too. I have received lots of brilliant donations for the raffle and auction.

Among the local businesses that contributed were Seabreeze, Harris Creative Decorating, Cadbury House, Cedar Falls, Nut and Bolt Man and the Ritz cinema.

Ms Harris said: “The grand total, although we're still collecting bits here and there, is roughly £1,430.”

The money raised is going to the charity Educate the Kids, set up by Sue Stevens from Burnham and Maureen McIntyre from Scotland, which supports a nursery and primary school in Kenya.

Tawny said: “Having visited the school and being a teacher myself, I have witnessed the amazing work that this school does. To see the poorest of children have hope - there are no words.”