Helensburgh locals can enjoy a night of classical music and help raise funds for farmers in Zimbabwe thank to an upcoming concert.

The hour-long show – organised by the charity Christian Aid – will take place in Helensburgh Parish Church on Sunday, October 1 at 7pm.

Derek Clark, Helensburgh Parish Church’s director of music and Scottish Opera’s former head of music, will join the Helensburgh Chamber Orchestra to perform Mozart’s Piano Concerto No 27 in B Flat K595 and a Haydn’s Symphony No 81 in G.

A spokesperson said: “Mozart’s last piano concerto and a charming symphony by Haydn, two works written only a few years apart, make for a particularly attractive programme.

“Soloist Derek Clark joins with Helensburgh Chamber Orchestra for what has become a regular and very popular series of concerts over a number of years.

“Although Mozart’s Piano Concerto No 27 in B Flat K595 was his final composition in this form, it contains elements of reflection but also optimism.

“Haydn’s Symphony No 81 in G, though less well known, is equally delightful and pairs well with the Mozart.”

Funds from the concert will go towards Christian Aid’s Harvest Appeal which will help farmers in Zimbabwe to grow alternate crops – providing them with a better income and locals with more food.

These alternate crops are necessary for Zimbabwean communities as climate change causing issues related to weather and temperatures has meant traditional crops are no longer reliable.

The spokesperson added: “As is very fitting for an autumn concert we are raising money to help farmers in Zimbabwe to diversify and grow alternative crops to supplement their income.

“Much of Christian Aid's work is now about adaptation and resilience to climate change as these counties can no longer rely on the traditional crops they used to grow due to increasing temperatures and droughts plus hurricanes, storms, and flooding.”

The charity holds concerts in Helensburgh every year and each event has proven to be popular with locals.

The Helensburgh Chamber Orchestra - led by Christine Sinclair and conducted by David Bruce - brings together professional and amateur players.

Tickets are priced on a pay what you can basis with the suggested donation being £8 for general entry and £5 for concessions.