A LEGENDARY Leigh band are again raising funds for Wigan and Leigh Hospice with their annual charity performance.

Popular 60s band The Pressmen have performed the charity gig every year since reforming in 1997.

This year’s event will again be held at Leigh Miners Welfare Institute on Kirby Road, with support from ex-Twisted Wheel and Beachcomber Leigh DJ Bobby Dee.

Talking place on Saturday, March 11, it will see the return of Malc Hurst, who was unable to make last year's gig due to other commitments.

He will be travelling from Cornwall to add his distinctive vocal style to the band.

The event has become a regular meet up for the baby boomer generation, with old school friends and workmates taking the opportunity to catch up while enjoying music from their youth.

The Pressmen formed in 1962 and appeared at famous venues including The Cavern in Liverpool.

The original band members were Harold Taylor, Kenny White, Ronnie Stevens, Jim Yates, Bernard Southern and Eric White, who went by the name The Silhouettes.

In late 1962 Malc and Tony Owens joined and they were renamed The Pressmen.

For ticket information call 07712 575572 or 01942 678218 or e-mail tony@togs.eu.