Read 'That's Entertainment' will help Scout's trip of lifetime

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TALENTED villagers from Read have come out in force to stage a variety show to raise funds for a school – and send a Scout on the trip of a lifetime.

That's Entertainment, which will feature comedy, song and dance, will take place in the hall at St John's Primary School, in Straits Lane, on Friday, February 11th.

The majority of the proceeds will go to school funds.

But organisers have also decided to make a donation to Andrew Haworth (15), who has been selected to attend the World Scout Jamboree in July.

Andrew, who lives in Whalley Road, Read, with parents Paul and Denise, and sisters Sarah and Clare, has to raise 2,000 before he can set off for the event in Sweden.

Since he was chosen, he has done chores for money and packed bags in supermarkets, while his dad Paul completed a sponsored run from Ewood Park to Turf Moor.

The money raised from the show, directed by Mrs Dee Ellis and Mr Brian Tonge, should take him to his total.

Mrs Ellis said: "It's to raise money for Read School and to help Andrew on his way. He's worked so hard to get what money he's got. This is just a booster."

Andrew is to fly to Sweden on July 25th, where he will attend the jamboree with 40,000 Scouts from 150 countries. He will then travel to Poland, where he will spend five days living with a host family.

Organisers are looking for singers and musicians to take part in the variety show, and anyone who is interested should contact Mrs Ellis on 01282 773984.

Tickets for That's Entertainment cost 3 for adults, and 2 for children, and are available from Read Library, Read Pharmacy, cast members or by calling 01282 773984.