North East singer Lulu James is heading home for a charity night. **
The South Shields star recently supported Ellie Goulding at the O2 Academy in Newcastle. She is taking a break from her own European tour to appear at the Foundation of Light’s Variety Night at the Sunderland Empire on July 3.
The 21 year-old will be joined by North East comedians Chris Ramsey, Steffen Peddie and Jason Cook, who starred in sitcom Hebburn.
Proceeds from the Foundation of Light’s Variety Night will be used to help fund the charity’s sport and education-based courses across the North East.