The Lancashire Evening Post has teamed up with Furness Building Society and The Bay radio station, to find the Charity Stars of 2014 in this year’s unique talent competition!
Charity Stars challenges supporters to perform on behalf of their good cause with the chance of winning a share of more than £3,000 in prizes. The ultimate winner will also get their taste of fame by becoming a ‘Star for a Day at the Bay’ and recording their own video and music session with the station.
Staff and supporters from various charities got together at The Bay’s studios to make a music video to launch the competition, performing the S Club 7 hit ‘Reach for the Stars’. Charities represented at the event included: North West Air Ambulance, Rosemere Cancer Foundation, Derian House Children’s Hospice, Macmillan Cancer Support, Bay Search and Rescue, British Heart Foundation, Morecambe Bay Cats Protection, Galloways Society for the Blind, Morecambe Carnival 2015, Morecambe Food Bank, Royal British Legion, and St John’s Hospice in Lancaster The launch video can be viewed now by visiting www.thebay.co.uk .
They were led by up and coming star Amy Jo Clough, aged 17, from Lancaster who won the very first charity talent competition - the Furness Charity Challenge. The competition has now been reinvented in association with The Bay as ‘Charity Stars’, and aims to attract even more entries and put the spotlight on the fantastic work of more charities.
To enter the competition Lancashire Evening Post talented readers need to simply record their own audition video on a mobile phone, tablet, digital camera or computer, then visit www.thebay.co.uk and follow the link to the ‘Charity Stars’ page where they can upload their video.
Twelve acts will be selected by a panel of judges to appear in the live final at the Lancaster Grand Theatre on February 21 2015. Another two will be selected as wild card entries by The Bay audience to appear in the final.
Every charity represented by a finalist will receive at least £100, and the winner will receive £1000, with prizes of £750 and £500 for the charities represented by the runners-up. For more information or to enter the competition go to www.thebay.co.uk or call The Lancashire Evening Post promotions team on 01772 838180.