BGT singer Becky to headline charity fest

Becky O'Brien in her audition for Britain's Got Talent

Becky O'Brien in her audition for Britain's Got Talent

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A Britain’s Got Talent semi-finalist will headline an event aiming to raise funds and awareness for an anti-human trafficking charity.

Singer Becky O’Brien reached the last four of the popular TV competition in 2015 but has also gained nationwide recognition after speaking about her own experience of domestic abuse.

Lancashire band Driftwood

Lancashire band Driftwood

As well as performing at the ‘White Ribbon Fest’, being held at The Continental restaurant in Preston, Becky will speak, as she did on ITV’s This Morning, about how her husband broke her jaw just hours after giving birth to twins.

Becky will be joined on stage by four other acts and campaign director Chris Flux from Preston-based organisers Men Against Violence said it will be “a fun evening with a serious message”.

“This is the third time we’ve done this event and it’s one night packed with entertainment to raise money for a fantastic charity,” he said.

“As well as the acts there will be a couple of speakers talking about human trafficking with all the money going to Hope for Justice.

Becky O'Brien

Becky O'Brien

“It’s a really brilliant cause and the charity have actually tracked town and saved people from human trafficking in Britain.

“The idea of the night is to raise awareness but for people to enjoy it too.”

The night, which is being funded by the Police and Crime Commissioner’s Community Action Fund, will also feature local bands Driftwood and Porter and May, and Sarah Beattie, from Leyland.

Circus act Beatnik Collective will also perform.

The festival takes place on Friday, November 25 starting at 7.45pm.

Tickets cost £5 and can be bought from the venue, by calling 01772 499 425 or bought on the restaurant’s website.

Britain's Got Talent singer Becky O'Brien

Britain's Got Talent singer Becky O'Brien