MORE than £5,000 was raised at the Music for Ukraine events held at Quay Arts.

Two days full of music concluded on Sunday with a second full day of music.

In total, 31 bands and well over 100 musicians took part in the event, organised by Jim Thorn.

The event has raised over £5,000 for MAD-Aid, the local charity who have so far delivered ten truckloads of donations and supplies to Ukraine, Moldova and surrounding countries.

Musical acts on Sunday ranged from folk and traditional jazz, to gypsy, modern and Latin jazz, soul and blues and afrobeat.

Big crowds attended every musical spot, upstairs and downstairs.

The collections were boosted by kind donations from a number of local businesses, artists and organisations, and a prize draw took place.

Isle of Wight County Press: Jon Thorne performing at Music for Ukraine.Jon Thorne performing at Music for Ukraine.

Jim said: "MAD-Aid and myself were thrilled with the amount donated, but perhaps more importantly, hundreds more local people now know about MAD-Aid and the work they do.

"The attendances on both days were excellent, and the support we have had from local musicians and businesses has been incredible.

"The idea of Music for Ukraine came to me about four weeks ago and it was a great effort by everyone to pull something together so quickly."