The concert featuring 60’s pop and jazz legend Georgie Fame raised £3,000 for the Rugby League Benevolent Fund. The concert attended by 300 fans was held in Georgie’s old stomping ground of Leigh Miners Welfare Club.

‘It has been a great night for a great cause’ said co-organisor Alf Davis former CEO of Leeds Rugby League.

The evening was brought to a climax by a duo between Georgie Fame and his old friend Colin Clarke. The former Wigan Hooking legend had them rocking in the aisles, following his rendition of the Fats Domino classic Bluberry Hill. ‘It has been a very emotional night for me meeting old friends, talking rugby league and supporting such a great cause as the Rugby League Benevolent Fund’ added Georgie Fame.