A KIND-hearted guitar academy from Kidderminster has raised thousands to make a young girl's dream come true.

Mike Smith Guitar Academy held a charity concert for 11-year-old Abbi Bennett, who suffers from a rare form of muscular dystrophy, raising an impressive sum of £9,500.

Within the last twelve months, Abbi's illness has taken away her ability to walk or participate in many of the usual things an eleven year old girl would do.

The one thing that young Abbi had wished for was a trip to Walt Disney World Resort in Florida before it was too late.

Upon hearing about the plight of young Abbi, business owner Mike Smith decided that with the help of his students he would help raise funds towards making Abbi's wishes a reality.

The show, called Let’s Make Abbi’s Dream Come True, featured academy students of all age groups and abilities performing songs from the likes of Led Zeppelin, Rainbow, Oasis, Queen and The Eagles.

The concert took place at Kidderminster Town Hall on Friday June 7.

The students performed to a capacity audience at Kidderminster Town Hall, with the sound and light show being handled by Al Dawkins of Cannock Sound.

During the show each student donned a specially commissioned show t shirt, donated by local business FPS Compressor.

Alongside the students from Mike Smith Guitar Academy, a selection of students from Kidderminster based ‘Charisma Music’ provided the piano lines to many of the show songs, including Queens Bohemian Rhapsody and with students from ‘Kerry White Bass Tuition’ providing the bass lines to the 24 songs performed during the concert.

Mike Smith said: "I was blown away with how well I had gone. I want to thank everyone who got involved.

"The family are now planning their holiday.

"It was a total success. Considering we are only a small business in Kidderminster, we have raised a great sum."