Horndean musician to host charity concert to help rainforest in Borneo

The 58-year-old was last seen in the Tipner area of Portsmouth on the morning of Monday, January 15.

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TALENTED young trumpeter Matthew Everett has helped to organise a charity concert to help fund his adventure of a lifetime in the rainforest.

The 17-year-old, of Lych Gate Drive, Horndean, will be performing in the musical variety concert at St Wilfrid’s Church in Cowplain.

Matthew, a member of Highbury Area Band, will be joined by many other young performers from across the area, playing everything from the cello to the saxophone.

The charity concert will help raise funds for Matthew’s Borneo conservation expedition.

Matthew, who attends Oaklands Catholic School in Waterlooville, said: ‘I will be working and living alongside a rural community in the north of Borneo on various projects – improving community facilities, promoting environmental awareness, monitoring and the conservation of wildlife, and aiding in the preservation of the rainforest.

‘The trip will present many challenges, not least of which will be adapting to the heat and humidity, but promises to be thoroughly rewarding.’

The concert starts at 7.30pm on Saturday.

Tickets are £5. Call Michelle Everett on (023) 9257 1045 or buy on the door.