A Clayton-Le-Moors family are staging a variety concert in aid of an African charity at Clitheroe’s Grand Theatre tonight.

The Storeys have a special interest in the theatre, with daughter Imogen a finalist in the Grand’s inter-school talent contest Grab, while mum Imogen has played the piano at the Ribble Valley theatre, accompanying The Grand Choir and The Phil Knight Experience.

Singer Imogen, who celebrates her 18th birthday this week and attends St Mary’s College, Blackburn, will appear as one of the guests alongside Raven Traitor, Rees Parry, and Irish duo Maxine and Celia Doherty.

Melanie said: ‘The Grand has provided special opportunities for Imogen and as a family we thought it would be nice to stage a show to raise money for the The Solomon Project, The Grand’s African charity.

‘The charity helps people in poverty have a chance in life and we’re glad to be raising awareness with this event.’ Doors 7pm. £7.50/£5 01200 421599.

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