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Corrie stars line up to back charity

A GLITTERING night out with the stars has been lined-up by caring Corrie actress Julie Hesmondhalgh.

THE Street's Roy and Hayley ... putting on 'posh do'
THE Street's Roy and Hayley ... putting on 'posh do'

A GLITTERING night out with the stars has been lined-up by caring Corrie actress Julie Hesmond-halgh.

Julie, who plays Coronation Street's Hayley Cropper, has pledged her support to Accrington charity Maundy Relief.

And in a bid to raise cash for the needy cause, she has organised an evening of entertainment at the Dunkenhalgh Hotel in Clayton-le-Moors on 9 May. Tickets have just gone on sale for the star-studded dinner which is being billed as "Roy and Hayley's Posh Do at the Dunk.''

Speaking to the Observer this week, Julie, who is originally from Church, said: "It promises to be a great night out and loads of people from Corrie will be there.''

Top of the bill will of course be Julie and on-screen husband Roy Cropper played by David Neilson. Other street stars in the running to be there include the talented Suranne Jones, who plays the soap's sultry Karen Macdonald, Shobna Gulati, who plays Sunita, and Jonathon Wrather who plays Joe in the factory.

Many of the stars will entertain on the night along with Accrington Amateurs junior entertainers the Buddies.

Maundy Relief founder Dorothy McGregor said: "We are so grateful to Julie and the Observer for giving us their support. It really means a lot to us. She has been absolutely wonderful in arranging this, it is greatly appreciated.''

Tickets are on sale at £40 each, including a three-course dinner and entertainment, from Maundy Grange, at 29-31 Abbey Street, Accrington, or by ringing 232328.

  • Maundy Relief is also to benefit from a charity gig featuring live bands. The charity, which provides both practical help and counselling for the poor and homeless, will receive the proceeds from a four-band concert at Oswaldtwistle Civic Theatre on Friday 24 April.

It is being organised as a first venture by music promotions company Coolly Tainted Promotions, run by Paul Bertwistle and John Burke, who is the landlord of the Albion pub in Clayton-le-Moors.

Bands Soul Science and Maupa have already agreed to play free and two more are being lined up. Tickets will be £5 from the theatre, the Albion or Accrington Town Hall.


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