A charity which helps young adults with learning and physical disabilities has been given £483 by the Radlett Choral Society, raised at its annual Christmas concert.

The money was donated by the audience, who listened to the society sing Handel's The Messiah, and English and French carols, at St Teresa's Church in Borehamwood.

The Home Farm Trust, a national charity, provides accommodation for 600 young adults, and provides services for a further 250 to develop their own communication and social skills.

The trust's Robert Wood said, as he accepted the donation recently: "Most of the young people respond well to music. Sometimes, their communication skills are poor and yet they can play the piano and guitar by ear.

"The money will be put to great use for music and leisure activities."

The Radlett Choral Society plans to continue its community work with a choral workshop, from 10am to 4pm on Saturday, February 23 at St Michael's and All Angels Church in Watford.

The workshop is open to anyone who belongs to a choir or wants to join one, and costs £5 to attend.

The society is also looking for new members, especially tenors and bases.

For information on the workshop, or joining the society, call Maggie Stockbridge on 01923 855173.