A CONCERT in memory of a four-year-old girl who died last month has been described as a “massive success”.

Skyla-Lilly Whiting, who lived in Blaenavon, died last month.

She was aged only four-years.

Following the youngster’s death, family friend Rebecca Osmond decided she wanted to hold a concert in Skyla-Lilly’s memory.

“I wanted to do something for the family,” said the 29-year-old.

“What they went through was tragic and just terrible.

“I thought a concert where we would raise money would be a good idea.”

Mrs Osmond set up a music academy - Shining Stars - based in Talywain 11 months ago.

She organised a concert with her pupils which took place Sunday at Blaenavon Workingmen’s Hall.

“I had 55 pupils take part,” she said.

“We sang a mixture of songs. We had Disney classics - like Reflection -, We are the Champions and Candle of the Water.

“And to finish with we sang In the arms of an angle and Somewhere over the rainbow.”

She added: “It was such a lovely night.”

The event saw more than 300 people attend and it raised £1,515.

Mrs Osmond said: “Skyla-Lilly’s family have decided to donate the money to two charities.

“All money will be split to Noah’s Ark Children’s Hospital and and Sepsis UK.

“That money will help the charities a lot.”

She added: “I would like to say a big thank you to everyone who made the night a big success.

“It means a lot to everyone.”

Blaenavon resident Jim Woodward said it was a “moving” concert.

“The songs were beautiful,” said the former shop worker.

“In places I was crying. They were very, very good.

“I donated £20 because it is for a good cause.”

Sophie Jones, who lives along Farm Road, in Talywain, also attended the concert.

She said: “The group were talented and the singing was out of this world.

“I can honestly say that I have never heard singing like that before - and I used to be in a choir.

“Everyone was moved by the performance.

“They did a good job at remembering the little girl. God bless her.”