A TALENTED young Lower Gornal musician is hosting a community charity concert as part of her final year studies at the Birmingham Conservatoire.

Natasha Flowers, aged 21, has organised the fundraiser, which is taking place on Saturday, in aid of Emerge Global.

The charity, which was set up by a friend of her sister, supports young girls in Sri Lanka who have been disowned by their families due to pregnancy resulting from abuse.

The non-profit organization provides a shelter for the women and then teaches them business skills through a bead project.

Using the beads the girls make jewellery, which is then sold around the world and all the money raised from the sales is saved up for them until they turn 18.

The fundraiser will take place at Zoar Methodist Church in Abbey Road , Lower Gornal at 7.30pm and will feature musical performances from the Gornal community, including the Phoenix Brass Band, St Andrew’s Singers and the Atherton Quartet, as well as solo sections from Gordon Parker and Natasha, on the oboe.

The former Ellowes Hall pupil, who has been playing the oboe since she was 10, will also be selling Emerge Global jewellery on the night and will hold a fundraising auction, with prizes up for grabs including beauty vouchers, a five course meal at The Crooked House and tickets to see Swallows and Amazons at The Grand Theatre.

Tickets are £5 each and are available on the door.