BRITNEY IN BLACKPOOL: Hens got a piece of Brit to save the day

A hen party who lost their break in Blackpool when an events company went bust celebrated in style '“ thanks to the generosity of local firms.

Monday, 3rd September 2018, 4:42 pm
Updated Tuesday, 4th September 2018, 5:16 am
Laura Bulloch, centre in white, and her hens at Britney Spears Blackpool gig on Saturday

Laura Bulloch and her 12 hens had booked their celebrations via Awesome Weekends, a Blackpool-based online firm offering discount group mini-break packages –which was then declared insolvent last month.

Maid-of-honour Debbie McIntyre, from Drumchapel near Glasgow, had paid £1,100 for the two-night stay in a resort hotel for the group and contacted The Gazette for help when their plans fell apart. Her initial payment is now due to be refunded by her bank.

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Britney Spears on stage in Blackpool

Debbie’s sister Tina Craig said: “We can’t complain at all, we got so much for free, so we really do have to say a massive thank you to everyone who helped, especially Craig and Stacy at Stonegate Pubs, and the promoters for Britney.

“The most important thing was that Laura had a great time and she did.

“Pitbull was brilliant on Saturday night, supporting Britney.

“She mimed a lot but it was still a great experience – you can’t grumble when people have paid that kind of money for those tickets.”

Golden Circle’ tickets normally cost £137.50 each.

The group stayed at Art Break Hotel in Woodfield Road, South Shore, which got in touch after their appeal in The Gazette, to offer rooms for the weekend.

Laura, 40, will marry her fiance Danny Murphy at the Pond Hotel in Glasgow in November.

Britney Spears ended her Piece Of Me UK and Europe tour with the Blackpool date.