Laxey Glen Gardens pavilion was filled with cheerful sounds during a fundraising concert to help villagers affected by flooding.

A night of entertainment was provided by the Manx Swing Band, which attracted a large audience to help raise funds for people on Glen Road in Laxey who had been hit by the flooding in October.

It’s estimated the concert has raised more than £1,500.

Organised by band member Andrew Smith, whose home on Glen Road has now been flooded three times, it was hoped the concert would lift affected residents ’out of the misery for a few hours’.

The chairman of the Garff Flood Action Association previously said: ’People are still suffering down there and it has been a traumatic experience for them. Some houses are still in dire straits.

’Christmas is coming and with people having moved out of their homes and some not sure they will get insurance cover again, the flooding has created a big financial worry.’

Mr Smith was approached by community members who had been flooded for advice.

This led to him and others setting up the association to provide support and ’to continue challenging government’.

Mr White believes there will be ’long-lasting issues’ from the floods with Laxey residents needing protection against other floods in the future.

The association is looking at how best to distribute the proceeds from the concert.