Blackpool-based singing star Joe Longthorne is to continue supporting the Queensdeans Association Charity that he supported with his fundraising friend and hotelier, the late Pat Mancini MBE.
Starting on April 13 at the Hilton Hotel in Blackpool entertainment agent Jean Parkes has joined the charity to help raise money for the charity that Pat worked tirelessly for and hopes the event will be an annual one to commemorate what would have been Pat’s birthday on April 11.
The Queensdeans Association was set up as a charity through a fellowship in 1930 with the purpose of raising funds to help local people and causes.
It helps other charities within Blackpool and the Fylde areas by purchasing goods or paying for services to benefit more than one person within the local area.
In previous years Joe supported Pat in raising money for a range of things from the Sea Cadets to Air Ambulance that included providing the paramedics of the air ambulance service with brand new flying uniforms.
Pat raised an amazing £4,000 to buy the much needed uniforms for all the paramedics who fly across the region saving lives on a daily basis from their bases in Blackpool and Barton. Other beneficiaries have included cricket clubs to sensory equipment funding, Variety club mini bus purchase to wheelchairs for children.
“It’s a local charity that looks after the people of Blackpool,” said Joe. “The money is raised by people in the area for good causes in the area and that is what I love about the Queensdeans charity and Pat – she was always supportive of local people.”
Joe is now proud to continue supporting the Queensdeans Association in Pat’s memory.
Tickets for the Charity Ball and Dinner on April 13 at the Hilton Hotel are available from Jean Parkes on (01253) 89333 at £50 each.