Fresh from a tour supporting teen heartthrob Justin Bieber, boyband Rixton rocked Blackpool Sixth Form with a gig to support Hospice Heroes.
The up and coming band performed to a packed theatre at the college on Blackpool Old Road, helping to raise hundreds of pounds for The Gazette’s campaign.
And the band features Blackpool lad Danny Wilkin, bass-player and vocalist, who said it was great to be playing a homecoming gig for Hospice Heroes.
The Gazette is aiming to raise £200,000, which will be put together with a grant of £280,000 from the Department of Health to create single rooms at Trinity Hospice on Low Moor Road, Bispham, replace some of the hospice’s original 28-year-old features and create more private spaces.
At Brian House, the rooms will be made brighter and safer and the kitchen will be made more open for the older children to learn to cook.
More than 70 students enjoyed the intimate gig in the college theatre on Tuesday, raising hundreds of pounds through ticket sales.
Danny said: “Anything we can do for charity is great. If we can help other people by doing what we love that’s great.
“It was really good to be back in Blackpool and to see everyone, it was cool to be able to see family and old friends.”
The pop and R&B band have recently returned from a tour of the USA which included supporting Justin Bieber at a concert.
The college has said it is delighted to be supporting the campaign.
Head of admissions, liaison and marketing at Blackpool Sixth, Jon McLeod, said: “Our college community is fully behind the campaign as we value greatly the magnificent work these organisations do for the people of Blackpool and the surrounding areas.”