TALENTED young choirs from Wyre Forest primary schools will be battling it out in a competition aimed at raising money for charity.

Dedicated diabetes campaigner and fundraiser Fred Holland has organised the event, which will be held at Kidderminster Town Hall on June 29.

School choirs will be battling out for the Shirley Holland Memorial Shield in the contest organised by Mr Holland in honour of his wife who died in 2014 following a battle with dementia and Type 2 diabetes.

The event will be compered by Rosemary Hutton and proceeds will be shared between charities Diabetes UK, Dementia UK and the Fred Holland Centre for Diabetes at Kidderminster Hospital.

Mr Holland said six schools had signed up to take part but anyone else wishing to join in can contact him.

He said: “This is the third annual event and the past concerts have proved to be a huge success with hundreds of children singing beautifully on the stage.

“The event has been sponsored by Big Print and Tesco and I am grateful for their wonderful support.”

Tickets for the event cost £5 and can be purchased in advance from Kidderminster Town Hall on 01562 732158 or by calling Fred Holland on 01562 68649.