VOLUNTEERS are giving back to key workers and other volunteers by putting on a free night of entertainment.

A 59-year-old retired man from Barrow, Steve Driver, has organised the event to say a big thank you to all the volunteers from the three Rotary clubs, council and members of the NHS from the Alfred Barrow Medical centre who worked tirelessly through the Covid-19 pandemic.

Steve, who has volunteered for the rotary club for nearly a year and started marshalling at the Alfred Barrow centre at the start of the Covid vaccine roll outs, said: “Me and my partner, Louise, just wanted to say a big thank you to all the volunteers.

“This is our way of saying thanks for your services during a very difficult and scary time.

“We believe this night of entertainment and bringing people together will be a wonderful thing, especially when you have the three local rotary clubs coming together.”

Steve and his partner, Louise are part of a performance duo called NE1 who will be preparing their singing voices to wow all attendees.

Steve said: “Louise and I haven’t performed for over a year now so we are excited to put a smile on people's face and entertain them on the night.”

Also on the night, an Elvis tribute and a Rotarian who plays the ukulele will be performing.

Manager of the Imperial Hotel, Barrow has also offered a night's stay to be won in the raffle with the likes of Asda and Morrisons providing goodies for hampers to be won.

Local business, the Farmers Arms will be providing a buffet and Hawcoat Park have given their hall as a venue to Steve to host the event for free.

Excited for the day to arrive Steve said: “It is hopefully going to be a night to remember and very rewarding to see all these great people having fun.

“It’s overwhelming to see local businesses and members of the public chipping in to make the night as best as it can be."

The free night of entertainment will take place at Hawcoat Park, Barrow from 7pm on Friday, July 31 for people to dance the night away.