Y Factor takes Leicester by storm
March saw a real innovation. Our Leicestershire and Rutland group, in association with MENCAP ran a Y Factor competition at the O2 Academy in Leicester.
The format, which follows the X Factor TV format, involved 12 acts drawn from all areas of Leicestershire life performing with a band of enthusiastic and very capable amateur musicians in front of judges who included our own Tom Rodwell, Lord Digby Jones, former X factor finalist Andy Abraham and former Showaddywaddy group member Dave Bartram.
Not only was around £40,000 raised to be shared between MENCAP and The Lord’s Taverners but the audience of 600 had a great night and became more aware of the great work done by both charities. Special thanks must go to Ian Guyler, Claire Herbert and Melissa Chantrill for their enormous efforts over many months.
You can view a great video showing some highlights from the night on YouTube.