A performer widely regarded as the world’s best Roy Orbison act will be appearing in Preston to boost funds for two causes.
Businessman Tony Slater, who lives on Garstang Road, Preston, has organised the charity cabaret disco for Friday November 8 at Preston Grasshoppers on Lightfoot Lane, Fulwood, Preston.
The fundraising event will raise money for the Katy Holmes Trust which was launched in memory of 10-year-old Katy Holmes of Penwortham near Preston, who died of an inoperable brain tumour last year.
The Katy Holmes Trust aims to find a cure by funding research into paediatric brain tumours and Katy’s parents Paula and David Holmes have worked tirelessly to raise awareness of the cause.
The night will also raise funds for the brain injury charity Headway Preston and Chorley.
The cabaret disco will feature entertainment by Paul Hopkins as Roy Orbison and he will churn out famous hits including Pretty Woman, Crying and Only The Lonely.
Tony Slater said: “Paul Hopkins is recognised by his peers as being the best Roy Orbison tribute act in the world.
“I love organising these charity shows and both these causes are so worthy, I really do hope as many people as possible turn out to show their support.
“It will be a night of great entertainment as Paul puts on a really good show and I will be compering the evening.”
Tony was a well known clubland singer and started singing on the same bill as Shirley Bassey at the former Preston Palace.
He has raised more than £750,000 over the years for deserving causes.
Tickets are £10 each. Call Tony Slater on: 01772 200181.