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PHOTOS: Beyond Radio's Greg Lambert and musician Jay Blackburn present funds from music festival to local schools

Greg Lambert and Jay Blackburn visiting Skerton St Luke's school in Lancaster

Beyond Radio's Greg Lambert has joined musician Jay Blackburn in presenting money raised from an annual music festival to six schools in Morecambe and Lancaster.

School Aid 2024 raised £8040 this year to help local schools; an amount divided equally between West End, Morecambe Bay and Sandylands in Morecambe, St Patrick's in Heysham, and Skerton St Luke's and Castle View in Lancaster.

The festival was supported by Beyond Radio and founded by main organiser Mr Blackburn.

Greg, who hosted the Sunday leg of the festival at The Exchange in Morecambe, and Jay handed over £1340 to each school on February 22.

At West End Primary, they were greeted by a performance by the pupils on ukuleles bought with funds raised at School Aid 2023.

"It was humbling to visit the schools, see exactly what the money has been spent on, and speak to teachers about the difference School Aid has made," said Greg.

"Thank you very much to Jay for inviting me along. It's an honour for Beyond Radio to support School Aid every year."

Mr Blackburn founded School Aid in 2018 after watching a shocking TV news report about the poverty of children in a local primary school.

Since then the festival has gone from strength to strength, with artists performing to raise money to help local schoolchildren in these tough economic times.

Musicians and DJs gave up their time to perform at the three-day event, which was held from February 9 to 11 at The Exchange in Morecambe and The Bobbin in Lancaster.

Beyond Radio's Phill Hayward and Silent Mark hosted on the Saturday.

Auctions and raffles raised a huge amount of the final total, with local people and businesses donating more prizes than ever before.

Read more: Annual music festival raises record breaking £8,040 for Morecambe and Lancaster schools - Beyond Radio

Here are more photos from Greg and Jay's visit to local schools.

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