Music for charity

Simone Villiers
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R&B singer Simone Villiers will appear at a charity show at The Continental in Preston next week.

The songstress is joined on a double bill by Scottish ska band More From Jim.

The night in South Meadow Lane, which starts at 7.30pm, is to raise funds for The Borneo Project.

It has been organised by Julie Knifton, from Ribbleton, her husband Matthew and friends, after the couple visited the Southeast Asian country on holiday.

She said: “It supports pre-school groups specifically and the country’s indigenous people, who are losing their land rights and being shifted off land for felling trees. We’ve been to Borneo a couple of times and seen it first-hand.

“The schools are set up for the Penan people, who are an endangered people.

“We were really touched by the people out there, they were so friendly and welcoming, and we just wanted to do a bit for them.”

Tickets are priced £6 and are available on the door.