A SERIES of organ recitals across Somerset has been launched in a bid to raise money for the county’s flood victims.

The Wind and Wave recitals started in St Mary’s Church, in Bridgwater, and there are a further 18 concerts lined up in various churches across the county from now until the end of August.

The first concert was given by two local organists, John Bodiley and Andrew Hinkley, and their 40-minute recital raised almost £300.

Organised by the Somerset Organists’ and Choirmasters’ Association, the money will be donated to the Somerset Flood Relief Fund.