A FREDDIE Mercury impersonator will take to the stage for a tribute evening in memory of his mum.
Edna Westmoreland lost her battle with a lung-related cancer on Christmas Day last year, aged 76.
Her son Billy West, 51, is aiming to raise money for the Hartlepool and District Hospice where Edna spent her final days.
Freddie Mercury impersonator Billy, from Hartlepool, will be performing in memory of his “friendly and loving mum”.
The dad of two, who now lives in Scotland, said: “The work the hospice do is absolutely fantastic.
“Before my mum went in to the hospice I had never been in to the building before.
“The staff there were absolutely brilliant with her.”
Billy is hoping to raise £1,000 and added: “Obviously I still miss my mum a lot but I know this would make her proud.”
The event is taking place at Ye Olde Durham’s Social Club, in St Aidan’s Street, Hartlepool, on Tuesday, May 24, from 7.30pm.
Tickets are £3 and are available from the club or from the hospice.
Anyone interested in sponsoring the event can call the hospice on (01429) 855555.
Meanwhile, kind-hearted pool players raised £160 for the hospice at their presentation night.
Members of the Hartlepool Winter Pool League enjoyed live music by Sugar B and there was also a host of other fundraising activities.
Tracy Woodall, chief executive of the hospice, said: “I would like to thank the members of the Winter Pool League for their help and support.”