Beatles-themed event for charity

A Beatles-themed charity afternoon will be held to celebrate the 50th anniversary of band’s 1964 tour.

The event, organised by the Charity Dreamgirls, will include a Beatles-themed afternoon tea in the atmospheric surroundings of Holdsworth House.

Blackpool Gazette Lost Archives'The Beatles in Blackpool 16/8/64

Blackpool Gazette Lost Archives'The Beatles in Blackpool 16/8/64

The band stayed at the hotel during their 1964 tour.

TV star Carol Smillie will host the afternoon and other top-secret celebrity guests are still to be confirmed.

The Beatles Revolution tribute band will appear on the day and there will also be a chance to win some top prizes in an auction, including a signed copy of Kay Mellor’s latest script, a selection of folk singer and songwriter Kate Rusby’s new releases, as well as a range of prizes from the cast of the ‘Let it Be’ musical.

The afternoon will raise money for the homeless charity ‘Simon on the Streets’ - a charity offering emotional and practical support for homeless people across West Yorkshire.

The event will be held on October 21 from 2pm to 6pm, and will give die hard fans a chance to visit the rooms where the band stayed and even take a selfie on the bed that Paul McCartney stayed in.

Tickets are available at www.eventbrite.co.uk. Admission is £25 and includes a luxurious Loreal goody bag.

Watch the video to see Kate Hardcastle, one of the organisers of the event, talk about the fundraising afternoon.