Our Amy Jo’s got real appeal

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A TEENAGE singer from Bolton-le-Sands has scooped the top prize in a charity talent show.

Amy Jo Clough, 13, wowed judges with her performance of Corinne Bailey Rae’s song Put Your Records On at Lancaster’s Grand Theatre, winning £1,000 for her chosen good cause.

Amy Jo (right) represented the Ryan Stanford Appeal which raises funds for a young boy with a genetic disease.

She was joined on stage by Ryan’s dad David and sister Megan as she accepted the giant cheque.

Twelve acts from across the North West competed in the final for a share of £2,000 in prizes for their chosen charities.

The judging panel for the event included the Mayor of Lancaster Coun Tony Wade who attended with the Mayoress, his wife Christine.

Also on the panel were chief executive of the Furness Building Society Rob Cairns and The Bay radio drive time presenter Darren Milby.

Amy Jo was a runner-up in Lancaster and Morecambe Newspapers’ talent search Talent On Show in 2008 and 2009. She also won the Lancashire Evening Post’s Search for a Star Under 17s section last year.