COMMUNITY church members were in fine tune to raise funds for a mercy mission to Africa.

The group staged a 24-hour music marathon at the Jubilee Centre in Paddock where music lovers from all backgrounds gathered together to showcase their talents.

Entertaining participants were instrumentalists, soloists, choirs and bands, playing everything from classical and easy listening music through to American punk.

Refreshments were also served and visitors were given the chance to indulge in facial, manicure or massage.

The event – which began on Good Friday – was one of a number of fundraising projects on behalf of the Community Church’s youth group.

The group of 16 to 18-year-olds are planning a trip to Zambia working for Rainbow Trust Africa.

The UK-based charity aims to improve the lives of people in the country.

Its work includes providing medical care, education, food relief, support for grandmothers and their orphaned grandchildren.

It also helps people set up small business ventures to enable them to support themselves.

The group of young people will be helping out with the Trust’s medical centre, school and other projects there.

To make a donation towards the trip, cheques made payable to NLCT or cash may be sent to Jubilee Centre, Market Street, Paddock, Huddersfield, HD1 4SH.