Held at the Trusty Servant and the New Forest Inn, the second annual Forest’s Got Talent has managed to raise £1,790 for Wave 105 Cash for Kids.

Starting back in March, Wave 105 presenter Andy Jackson judged each monthly heat of the competition and picked acoustic duo ‘The Final Score’ as the winners of this year’s awards.

Debbie Lewis, organiser of Forest’s Got Talent and owner of the New Forest Inn, said: “After last year’s huge success we decided to team up with Wave 105 as they have such an excellent charity with Cash for Kids.

“I truly believe in the way that all the money goes directly to children in the south who need it. I like the fact that every single penny we raise goes directly to the charity, which is exactly what we have done with Forest’s Got Talent.  We put up the prize fund ourselves and any money raised along the way goes directly to Cash for Kids.”

Wave 105 Cash for Kids supports local children under the age of 18, who are financially, socially, emotionally or physically disadvantaged.

Andy Jackson explained: “It was a pleasure to judge this competition and to see the high standard of musical talent that’s thriving in the New Forest while raising money for this worthy cause.”

Debbie added: “There is a lot of talent out there and this sort of competition helps people showcase their passion. I would like to thank Wave 105 for all the support they have given us and hope next year’s event will be even bigger!”

 Photo caption: Debbie Lewis, organiser of Forest’s Got Talent with winners ‘The Final Score’ and Wave 105 presenter Andy Jackson