Charity talent contest

Musicians from Leigh will have their chance to perform on the streets of Manchester city centre in a new charity talent competition.

The Feel Good Factor contest, run by the Samaritans and sponsored by healthcare provider Simplyhealth, involves artists placing video performances of their favourite feel-good tunes on Facebook for the chance to be shortlisted by an expert panel.

Public voting will then determine who will be singing in Manchester on Feel Good Friday, February 3 and becomes the face of the campaign for the North West.

The competition is open to any genre of music, and Leythers are being encouraged to showcase their talents for a good cause. The deadline for submitting entries is Friday, January 27.

Samaritans hope businesses and organisations will also get into the spirit of the first-ever Feel Good Friday by organising feel-good themed events and fundraisers in offices and workplaces across the borough, in return for a donation.

For more information, or to view the videos and vote for your favourite, visit