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Entertainers help lifeboats

Billy Pearce hands over chqs to the Bridlington and Flamborough Lifeboats- from left: Emmie Beckitt, Steve Kinroy, Mally King, Billy Pearce, Stewart McKie,Jane Heaton and Alanis Beckitt.

Billy Pearce hands over chqs to the Bridlington and Flamborough Lifeboats- from left: Emmie Beckitt, Steve Kinroy, Mally King, Billy Pearce, Stewart McKie,Jane Heaton and Alanis Beckitt.

ENTERTAINERS who put on a special evening of entertainment for the Bridlington and Flamborough RNLI have presented a cheque to the organisations.

LEAPS (Local Entertainers and Performers Society) performed a ‘Summer Spectacular’ at Bridlington Spa on August 6, and comedian Billy Pearce took time out before his Spa performance to present cheques totalling £1,600 to Bridlington (£1,000) and Flamborough (£600) RNLI, at Bridlington Lifeboat station on Saturday.

The theme of August’s show was ‘now and then’ - and featured tributes to stars ranging from Michael Bublé to Kenny Rogers.

The Society, based in Hull, was formed specifically to raise funds for local charities and whilst doing so, showcase the talent of the youngsters in their group, who all give their time and services completely free of charge.

Jane Heaton, Volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer said: “The talent displayed by these youngsters is second to none and on behalf of all the volunteer crews at Bridlington and Flamborough, our thanks go to all the amazing acts and to Mally King and his team of helpers at LEAPS for putting together the show and raising £1,600 to help us continue to save lives at sea.”

• Two young performers were among those who performed to raise money for the RNLI, and were on hand to present the cheques on Saturday.

Sisters Alanis and Emmie Beckitt both took part in the LEAPS event. Alanis, 13, sings pop and jazz songs and numbers from the musicals and recently made it through to the national finals of the UK Festival 4 Stars which will take place in November.

Emmie, 12, was the winner of the junior ‘Yorkshire Coast Got Talent’ competition at The Revelstoke Hotel in September. A young soprano, Emmie sang ‘Imaginer’ in French and ‘Nessun Dorma’ in Italian in the contest final to clinch the award,

 

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