Singing for our cause
Emily Adams aged 16 from Arnold School, Blackpool, is taking to the stage in aid of Trinity Hospice this January as a finalist in the Furness Charity Challenge Talent Show.
Emily, who has a lot of experience performing around the North West, including singing recently on the ‘SandAid’ record made for charity by Blackpool-based musicians is really excited to be able to support her local hospice whilst doing favourite thing, singing.
The competition organised by Furness Building Society in conjunction with the North West Evening Mail, Lancashire Evening Post and Bolton News, challenges talented local charity supporters to step up and represent their good cause.
12 finalists will compete for prizes of £1,000 for first place, £750 for second place, and £500 for third place, with £100 for each of the other finalists so that all of the charities represented on stage will benefit. The Charity Challenge final takes place at the Lancaster Grand Theatre on Saturday 21st January, starting at 7.00pm. Tickets are £7 each and available through the Grand Theatre box office telephone 01524 64695 or by visit www.lancastergrand.co.uk.
Sarah Wane, Marketing Support Manager for the Furness says: “The response to the competition was brilliant and it left the judges with an incredibly tough job to select the 12 finalists from so many excellent performances uploaded onto the website. Now the finalists have been selected we hope the charity supporters will really get behind them and turn out at the Lancaster Grand Theatre on January 21st to cheer them on. Our aim of Charity Challenge is to make everyone more aware of the need to support charities in the current tough economic climate, and the final will be a fantastic night of fun and entertainment.”
Furness Building Society prides itself on supporting local charities and has more than 20 affinity accounts linked to good causes. The affinity accounts offer customers an attractive return on their savings whilst the Society makes an annual cash payment from its own funds to the charity, based on the total amount in all accounts for that charity. As a result last year the Furness paid out more than £360,000 to affinity partners.