An electric organ, six violins and eight Spanish guitars are among more than 30 instruments which have been donated to help inspire the next generation of musicians.

Adrian Acton and other members of the St Ives Rotary Club appealed for donations via The Hunts Post as part of a project to get children who can't afford instruments playing music.

They currently fill Mr Acton's living room and will soon be distributed to schools in the St Ives area. Mr Acton, 62, of Ware Lane, Wyton, said: "There has been a fantastic response and we're just sorting out what's what before we can get the instruments in to the schools and to the children who need them.

"We're really grateful to everyone who has donated and the schools are delighted,"

Instruments can be donated at two drop-off points - The Hunts Post, 30 High Street, Huntingdon, or Wellington Wise Estate Agents, Market Road, St Ives - or alternatively Rotarians will also collect.

INFORMATION: To arrange collection call either Adrian Acton on 07850 898684 or Moira Penney on 01480 300194.