An annual music extravaganza in Moray has raised more than £2,500 to aid the fight against a deadly illness.
Let it Snow was launched four years ago to boost the fundraising efforts of Lucy Lintott, from Garmouth, who was diagnosed with motor neurone disease (MND) when she was just 19.
The three-day series of sold out jazz concerts at St Giles Church in Elgin were created to help the charity, Lucy’s Fight, which was set up by the campaigner.
Now organisers have revealed that donations by this year’s kind-hearted audiences watching the Old Fountain Jazz Orchestra put a swing twist on festive favourites have raised £2,581 for the cause.
The four-year total for the Let it Snow musical celebrations has now reached about £6,300 to help the fight against MND.
Jazz workshops held at Elgin High School gave students the opportunity to perform alongside professional performers for the first time.
Meanwhile, pupils from Greenwards Primary School took to the stage with the band on the opening night.
This year invited guests from New York, London and Glasgow travelled to Elgin in order to showcase their talents for local audiences.
Ryan MacKenzie, the event’s producer, said the concerts were also organised to fuel the imagination of young performers.
He said: “We plan and deliver this unique event because we want to put Moray on the musical map, highlight the amazing talent that this region boasts and instill in the next generation of musicians the desire and opportunities that music, especially jazz, can offer.
“The single driving force behind all we do is our good friend Lucy and her courageous fight against an indiscriminate disease.
“This three-day concert wouldn’t be where it is if we didn’t have such an amazing team of musicians, creative minds, production staff and generous sponsors, who all give at the busiest time of the year and travel to Moray each Christmas.”