HUNDREDS of pounds were raised for charity at a sell-out event celebrating talented stars from Aughton.
Dr David Gallagher put on the talent event in memory of a friend he lost to cancer and a nephew killed in Afghanistan.
Funds raised from the 130-guest ticketed event were split between Macmillan Cancer Support and Help for Heroes.
A total of £450 raised for Macmillan was matched to make £900 by Barclaycard.
And Barclaycard also doubled the £407.50 to make £815 for Help for Heroes – while the Aughton Village Hall donated £14 from the first coffee morning which made £829 in total.
Nine singers, two guitarists and one pianist took part on the night alongside four bands.
Six-piece band Group B won first place in the young contestants category, while Cole Emsley was the runner-up and Amy Wilkinson came in third.
The older contestants category was won by Gabbi Ofuya, while four-piece band Group A came in second and Richard Bradshaw was third.
Jenny Lee won the outstanding achievement award for her performances of Puccini’s O mio babbino Caro and Caccini’s Ave Maria.
David Gallagher and Eunice Woof MBE presented the medals.
Following the event David said: “It was a fantastic night, everyone had a great time and there were some brilliant performances.
“It was a lot of work but it showed the talent we have here and I’ve already had people asking me to start planning for next year.”