Fundraising show is a Ray of light

Ray Quinn
Ray Quinn

For the third successive year, Blackpool Grand Theatre is holding a night of entertainment in aid of The Not Forgotten Association.

Ray Quinn will headline ‘Sunday Night At The Grand Again’, with the lineup also including local talent such as comedian Carl Schofield and entertainer Paul Swift.

Since finishing as runner-up in X Factor and winning Dancing on Ice, Ray has carved out a career for himself in musical theatre. He’s currently playing the lead role in the touring production of ‘The Wedding Singer’, which comes to the Winter Gardens in July.

For the past two years, he has also been working on a new album, his first since his 2007 - Platinum-certified debut ‘Doing It My Way’.

The upcoming album has more of a commercial sound and Blackpool audiences got a sneak peek of what to expect when he performed at the Sands Venue back in November.

This latest event has been set up by the Lyndene Hotel and it’s raising money for The Not Forgotten Association - a charity set up to support injured service men and women of all ages.

Ray will be joined by Fylde coast funnyman Carl Schofield, who himself served in the Falklands War.

Carl is now a regular performer on cruise liners as well as on the entertainment circuit in and around the Blackpool area.

Following the success the previous two events, 2015’s Sunday Night at the Grand and last year’s Another Sunday night at the Grand, he has once again joined forces with local entertainer Paul Swift for the night of variety, aiming to showcase some of the best performers in the area.

Tickets for Sunday’s event are priced from £14.50. To book, visit blackpoolgrand.co.uk or call 01253 290190.