X Factor winner Joe McElderry to celebrate birthday at big night in at Customs House

Singer Joe McElderry is supporting his hometown venue The Customs House once again.

By Katy Wheeler
Thursday, 11th June 2020, 5:26 pm
Updated Friday, 12th June 2020, 7:06 pm
Joe and Ray Spencer at the Customs House
Joe and Ray Spencer at the Customs House

The former X Factor winner from South Shields will be celebrating his 29th birthday by performing at and raising money for his favourite venue.

The night of music, games and special celebrations called Joe‘s Big Birthday Night In will be streamed live on Twitch on Tuesday, June 16, from 7.30pm.

He said: “My Big Birthday Night In is raising funds for The Customs House, it’s an incredible local theatre, it’s where I started out and where many performers, who’ve gone on to do incredible things, began their careers.

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Joe will perform for his birthday

“It’s a community hub and it’s such a special place to South Shields, so please, if you can donate to this wonderful cause as with everything that’s going on theatre’s like these, and all across the country, rely on people going through their doors and obviously that’s not possible.

“All we ask is that you enjoy the live stream and donate as much or as little as you can.”

The Customs House was forced to close its doors on Monday, March 16 due to the coronavirus pandemic.

From behind closed doors, Joe performed an earlier gig at The Customs House on Wednesday, March 18, raising more than £8,000 for The Customs House and Acting For Others charities.

Customs House Executive Director Ray Spencer added: “We are delighted to be opening our doors, virtually, to celebrate Joe’s 29th birthday.

“What a fantastic 10 years he’s had and through those 10 years he’s always been the first to step forward and support The Customs House.

“So please support Joe when we celebrate his birthday at The Customs House, live streamed into your home.”

For details on the live stream and how to donate visit: https://www.joemcelderryofficial.com/events

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