INNERLEITHEN was filled with the sound of music last week as singers helped raise vital funds for people in Malawi.

Performers came together on Friday (November 4) to help raise money to repair roofs for five family homes in Thondwe, Malawi, which were damaged by Cyclone Ann earlier this year.

The sell-out concert was organised by Dennis Robson on behalf of Innerleithen, Walkerburn and Traquair Rotary Club and featured performances by InChorus, St Ronan’s Primary School, and Kids Innerleithen Youth Theatre.

Mr Robson said: “I was thrilled at the response of the community in helping us to fulfil this latest fundraising challenge.

“This money will repair homes for Hastings and Elizabeth, replacing thatch with metal roofs, the first two of five in the Thondwe Wrinkly Roof campaign.”

Songs performed by InChorus included hits by Bob Dylan, Adele, The Bee Gees and George Michael.

The choir also debuted its medley of highlights from The Greatest Showman.

The Kids Innerleithen Youth Theatre also performed A Million Dreams from the hit musical, as well as Consider Yourself from Oliver and When I Grow Up from Matilda.

St Ronan’s Primary School treated the audience to a performance of the Ghanaian children’s song Che Che Kooley, followed by S Club 7’s Reach For The Stars.

Led by Bob Kibble, the audience and performers gave an impromptu performance of If I Had a Hammer.

Mr Kibble said: “We in InChorus love to help with this kind of project.

“We have the joy of singing together for a good cause assisted by talented young people in front of a lovely audience.

“What more could a choir wish for?”