Hebburn stars return to town for charity gala

Jason Cook

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The stars of Hebburn are returning to the town where it all began in the name of charity.

The Hebburn Charity Gala is back for the third year with Jason Cook and Steffen Peddie taking to the stage to raise cash for good causes.

The comics will be at Hebburn RAOB Club & Institute, in the town’s William Street, on Friday, July 8.

The evening, in support of Cancer Research UK’s Relay For Life and Poppleton School of Dance in Jarrow, has been organised by Jason’s sister, Alix Thompson.

Liverpool comedian Adam Rowe and Jarrow singer Olivia Kate Davies, who appeared on The Voice earlier this year, will also perform.

Alix, from Hebburn, said: “We’ve done the gala twice before and it’s always been very well received by local people. We always have it at the Buffs because they’re always so great to us and very accommodating.

Steffen Peddie.

Steffen Peddie.

“We always have an absolute riot, it’s been brilliant every time so we’re all really excited to be doing it again.

“We’re raising cash for the Relay For Life, which we take part in every year, and for Poppleton to help them get to Disneyland Paris to dance there.”

Previous events have raised thousands for the nominated causes.

Mum-of-two Alix added: “We’ve had all of the lads from Hebburn at the previous events, but the thing is now that they’re all so busy it’s impossible to pin down a day that they’re all free.

Liverpool comic Adam Rowe

Liverpool comic Adam Rowe

“We’re so grateful to have Steffen and Jason doing it though, as well as Adam. It’s so exciting to have Olivia performing a set as well. She’s such an incredible singer and people really should know who she is.

“Jason massively believes in her and has had her on stage with the Geordie Rat Pack before. She’s definitely destined for big things.”

Doors open at 7pm for the 8pm show, and tickets cost £10. To book, email hebburncharitygala@gmail.com

Olivia Kate Davies when she was crowned the winner of Talent Fest UK.

Olivia Kate Davies when she was crowned the winner of Talent Fest UK.