Songwriter loses his hair for Pendleside Hospice

Jay Stansfield
Jay Stansfield

A fund-raising weekend held by local songwriter Jay Stansfield has raised more than £800 for Pendleside Hospice.

The fund-raising began with an Evening Of Imagination musical evening at the Arcadia Cafe in Windy Bank, Colne.

Jay Stansfield

Jay Stansfield

This included music from jazz guitarist Dan Arnold, Jay himself who played songs from his new album “Birth & Death” and who was joined mid-set by 11-year-old Park High School student Charlie Owen who accompanied him for a couple of songs on drums and DJ Pete Compo, who kept the night alive until late with his eclectic collection of funk, beats, alternative and scratching skills.

There was also an auction of a copy of “Little Britain” signed by Matt Lucas and other prizes donated by local businesses.

And to round off the weekend, Jay then had his head shaved at Funk Odyssey in New Market Street, Colne.

Jay said afterwards: “People had a great night. The atmosphere at Arcadia Cafe was sparkling and it was the perfect venue for raising funds for an amazing charity.

“The headshave was the ultimate aim for raising the funds and I can safely say it’s cold. I was nervous about it at first but once all the hair had gone and we had some fun turning it into a Mohican it didn’t look too bad at all.”