DIVERSE Abilities’ 'Sing to Raise' campaign has launched on Facebook following numerous cancellations as a result of the coronavirus outbreak.

The first of the livestream series, featuring local performer Gecko and The Bee, raised more than £100 for Dorset’s disability charity.

Fundraising manager at Diverse Abilities, Emma Bovey said: "We are thrilled that the first of our Facebook live stream events was such a great success. It’s a difficult time for charities across the nation, with an increased demand on services but a reduced capacity to fundraise, we’re taking stock of all our usual programming and seeing where we can make things work. We’ve got a few exciting plans in the pipeline too."

Upcoming performances include Lucas Hardy on May 22 at 7pm and Luke Dubyah on May 29, also at 7pm.

Follow Diverse Abilities on Facebook to watch the live performances.