Butcher backs singer

A VILLAGE butcher is backing a singer’s drive to raise £10,000 sponsorship.

Lewis Laking, from Hartlepool, is appealing to businesses and individuals for help to take up a scholarship at the American Musical and Dramatic Academy in Los Angeles.

Peter Stonehouse Butchers, in Front Street, in Greatham, on the outskirts of Hartlepool, is accepting donations for Lewis (pictured left) of any size.

If successful, the talented 20-year-old will take up the prized place in America in the summer.