A TAUNTON violinist who has raised thousands of pounds for a Ukraine appeal by playing in Anglican churches is planning a fundraising tour of exclusive European hotels.

Anthony Knight, 16, who attends Taunton School and was Taunton Young Musician of the Year in 2022, has collected £6,848 for the DEC Ukraine Appeal by performing at the end of services in 32 local churches. His efforts have already won him the High Sheriff's Award for charity work.

He is now seeking sponsorship for his UNICEF Grand Tour this summer of top hotels in Europe, which see him play lunchtime concerts in Brussels, Frankfurt, Bern, Milan, Venice, Vienna, Prague, Berlin and Cologne between July 25 and August 8.

Anthony will be accompanied by his parents, travelling by train and staying in budget hotels.

WATCH: Anthony playing Winter by Vivaldi at Temple Methodist Church, Taunton.




You can sponsor Anthony by clicking HERE.