Lancashire performers in final of Charity Stars talent competition

Venue: Lancaster Grand Theatre
Venue: Lancaster Grand Theatre
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Six Lancashire performers are set go head to head for the final two places in the Charity Stars talent competition organised by Furness Building Society and the chance to win a share of more than £3,000 for their nominated charities.

Twelve finalists have already been selected but it is up you to decide which two out of six ‘Wild Cards’ go through with them to compete for a share of the cash prizes at the Lancaster Grand Theatre on Saturday February 21, 2015.

Ciara Quinn, aged just seven, from Walton-le-Dale, near Preston, is the youngest Wild Card entry and in her video performs Frozen hit Let It Go for Derian House Children’s Hospice. Louisa Henshaw, aged 10, from Grimsargh near Preston delivers a spirited version of My Favourite Things from The Sound of Music on behalf of Donnas Dream House in Blackpool.

You can view their videos at and vote for your favourite at from Monday, January 19, to midnight Sunday, January 25, and the two entries which attract the most votes will go through to the final. The wild card winners will join other LEP finalists Ryan Hamilton and Craig Payne (The Space Centre), Amy Blyth (Brian House Children’s Hospice), Willow Whelan (Blackburn Youth Zone) and the group Ember, made up of Jessica Danbury, Marco Cetrulo, and Harry McDonald (Rosemere Cancer Care).

The prize fund comprises £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.

Tickets are £5 each and available through Lancaster Grand Theatre box office tel 01524 64695 or by visiting