A singing sensation is coming to Hartlepool just months after winning thousands of fans on X Factor.
Tom Bleasby made it to the judge’s house last year before deciding to withdraw from the competition.
But this summer, the people of Hartlepool can see him perform at the Miles for Men event on Sunday, July 31.
Miles for Men promotions manager Kevin Hill said: “He is over the moon to be part of it and he is only too happy to help anything that’s concerned with fighting cancer.
“This is massive for us and massive for the town.”
Tom joins an impressive line-up of entertainers for this year’s event, which is promising something for all the family.
The packed programme of fun will be held at The Domes, in Seaton Carew, and now includes the Miles for Men 5k run at 1pm; the 5k Walk for Women at around 1.15pm; and the music festival from 1.30pm to 9pm, featuring acts such as Tom Bleasby, Kerrianne Covell, the White Negroes, Samantha Durnan, the Voluntears and The Purnells.
The Endeavours, Serinette, the Broken Broadcast, Four Colour Ghosts, Charlie Campbell, Tinnie Bennett, and White Collar Balaclava are also lined up.
Kevin praised all the acts for giving up their time to perform.
Entry for either of the races is £10 for adults, £7.50 for those aged from six to 17, and £5 for those aged five and under.
Organisers would love to hear from anyone wanting to sponsor Walk for Women. Those interested can contact Kevin on 07951 113600.
Registration for Walk for Women and for Miles for Men is now open online at www.milesformen.co.uk