A charity music festival hosted by the Mayor of Portland raised money to help adults with various support needs.

The event took place at Portland Community Venue yesterday, where people turned up to enjoy a day of music and entertainment to fundraise for Opportunities R Un Limited.

This charity, which is based on Portland, offers assistance to adults with learning and physical disabilities, mental health problems and more.

Introducing the event, Cllr Sue Cocking, Mayor of Portland, said: "Community is very important, especially on Portland, you only have to look at how many fantastic community and charity groups we have on the island.

"Opportunities R Un Limited is a great example of this. It provides support to those who are most vulnerable in our society and at the same time offers a wide range of social leisure and vocational activities enabling its group members to develop their independence by making the very best of their community."

The festival offered a range of entertainment including acts from local musicians such as Andrew Bowers and Paul Atkins (who offered a singalong) and the Portland Community Choir.

Representatives from the charity were also present to offer information about the services they provide.

Chairman Sue Munts said: "We work with local day services, residential and specialist support providers who offer a variety of educational, social and leisure opportunities within the local communities of Weymouth, Portland and Dorchester.

"We are raising money to develop out existing premises become a fully inclusive centre of excellence enabling our day service providers to expand their provision to meet the diverse needs of the whole community."

South Dorset MP Richard Drax, who opened the event, praised the work of the charity and the efforts of the Portland community in organising the festival.

He said: "This is so typical of the island. There are so many organisations working for the good of the island."

Attendees of the festival also responded positively both to the event and the work of the charity.

Among them was Portland resident Edith Hardy, 70, who said: "I think it is really good what they have done. I didn't even know the charity existed, and now I can give to them."

To find out more about the charity, visit opportunitiesrunlimited.co.uk