‘Golden Oldies’ to put on a love-ly show

The GO on Tour group with last year's mayor and mayoress, Graham and Karen Walton
The GO on Tour group with last year's mayor and mayoress, Graham and Karen Walton

‘Lurve’ is in the air as a group of plucky pensioners gear up for a Valentine’s concert in aid of the Rosemere Cancer Foundation.

GO On Tour (Golden Oldies) are presenting an afternoon of song, dance, comedy and fun – with a definite emphasis on love – as they bring their third annual charity show back to St Andrew’s Church,Leyland.

“Our repertoire spans the decades from the 1920s to the present day, so the show has something for everyone.”

Mandy Stableford, artistic director of GO on Tour

Previous concerts have raised a four-figure sum for the Preston-based cancer charity.

GO on Tour perform up to 60 shows a year, appearing at birthday parties and special events, care homes, sheltered accommodation, Women’s Institute meetings, church groups and more.

Right now, they are excited about bringing their own brand of costumed and choreographed song, dance and humour back to Leyland.

Mandy Stableford, artistic director of GO on Tour who lives in Leyland, said: “We were delighted to be asked to put together a show to help raise funds for Rosemere for the previous two years.

“Our repertoire spans the decades from the 1920s to the present day, so the show has something for everyone.

“St Andrew’s Church is a magnificent setting, and I know everyone will have a good time – with plenty of love!”

The show on Friday, February 12, is from 2pm to 4pm and is open to the public with entry by donation, a suggested minimum of £3 (including refreshments).

There will also be a Valentine’s raffle with prizes donated by local businesses.

Amy Hilton, area fund-raising co-ordinator for Rosemere, said: “As ever, we are dependent on volunteers in the community for their support in so many different ways.

“We are extremely grateful to Mandy and her team and I’m sure it will be a great afternoon.”