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Leyland couple raise funds for two Preston charities by going the ‘Full Monty’

Posted on - 5th April, 2024 - 7:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Charities, Leyland, Preston City Centre, Preston News, Proud Preston, South Ribble News
Jason (left) and Stephen (right) enjoying the charity night.
Jason (left) and Stephen (right) enjoying the charity night.

A couple from Leyland, who have been raising money for local charities for 20 years, have gone the “Full Monty” this time, raising £3,443,97 for Rosemere Cancer Charity and The Walnut Group, a Preston Prostate Cancer Support Network.

Jason Heywood, a dancer as well as a nurse and assisting training officer in moving and handling at the Royal Preston Hospital and Stephen Wilson who works for a company which specialises in ergonomic equipment, both organised live music and comedy shows to raise the funds.

They hired Preston city centre’s Riva Showbar for an evening which was sponsored by D&T Fitness and hosted by drag queen Angel Delight.

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Angel Delight invites audience members to join her on stage during the show
Angel Delight invites audience members to join her on stage during the show

Angel was joined on stage by vocalist Tracy Heath and a number of dancers, who had been coached by Jason and Danni Shaw and whose performance ended in the “Full Monty”.

Jason said: “It was a great night. Angel Delight is a fabulous singer and comedian, Tracy sang beautifully and the dancers were brilliant. In fact, we’ve already been asked to bring the show back next year, which we’re hoping to do. 

“Thank you to everyone who came along. Ste and I have been organising charity shows for the last 20 years. We try to do a couple a year, always for local charities.”

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The couple’s next show is a country and western evening featuring the Gamble and Gunn Band with a Dolly Parton tribute in September at Leyland Civic Centre, raising money for Noah’s Ark Cat Rescue and Sanctuary in Tarleton. 

Details are available via their fundraising Facebook page, Ste and Jay Fundraising.

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