Be a star for charity

Could you be a charity star at The Bay?
Could you be a charity star at The Bay?
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Here is your chance to show off your talent and win cash for a very good cause.

There is still time to send in your video entry for the Furness Charity Stars competition with the chance to win a share of more than £3,000 in prizes for your favourite charity.

The ‘Charity Stars’ competition organised by Furness Building Society and The Bay radio in association with The Visitor is also offering the ultimate winner the chance to become a ‘Star for a Day at The Bay’ and record their own video and music session with the radio station.

Singers, musicians or dancers simply have to record their own audition videos on a mobile phone, tablet, digital camera or computer, then visit www.furnessbs.co.uk/charitystars or www.thebay.co.uk and follow the link to the ‘Charity Stars’ page to upload. The closing date for entries is November 30 2014.

Then a panel of judges including Greg Lambert from The Visitor, representatives from The Bay and Furness Building Society, will select 12 acts 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 £1,000, with prizes of £750 and £500 for the charities represented by the runners-up.

Entries so far include Emmie Togneri, 21, from Morecambe, David Hanmer, 23, from Carnforth, Ella Jones and Lucy Leamy from Lancaster, midwife and mum of three Lyndsey Davies from Heysham, Steve Rayner from Lancaster who is registered blind, Cara Hughes, 16, from Heysham and Megan Stanford from Carnforth.

To enter the Charity Stars competition or to see the latest videos go to www.furnessbs.co.uk/charitystars or www.thebay.co.uk.