Friends of a much-loved Morecambe ska fan danced to one of his favourite songs on a fundraising night in his memory.
Our video shows people dancing at Smokey O’Connor’s pub to The Reggie Mental Band’s cover of ‘Lip Up Fatty’ by Bad Manners, a particular favourite of the late Steven ‘Simmy’ Simpson.
One of the dancers is Jimmy Taylor, who has long been a recognisable face in Morecambe after working the doors for 30 years at the town’s pubs and clubs.
But today Jimmy looks very different after he shaved off his moustache for the first time in three decades.
Jimmy raised around £2,000 for St John’s Hospice after doing the deed at the fundraising night for ‘Simmy’.
Also dancing are landlord Sean O’Connor and Reggie Mental Band front man Andy Creevy who helped organise the fundraiser.
The event, held on Sunday at Smokey O’Connors pub where ‘Simmy’ was a regular DJ, raised thousands for the hospice.
Stuart Michaels, Two Stroke Diesel, The Reggie Mental Band, The Bottlenecks, Twenty Four Seven and Soulman Mark Yates all performed.
Guests had their faces painted with ‘Simmy’ logos in tribute to popular Steven, who died in April after a brave battle with cancer.