Organised by the Leicestershire fund raising branch of the Lord’s Taverners and held at the O2 Leicester on 27 March 2014, this hugely successful event raised over £52,000 for two charities.
Following on from the success of the 2013 “Y Factor”, “The L Factor” took place at the O2 Leicester in March 2014, and again saw local business people raise sponsorship to take part in the X Factor style singing competition to the tune of a fantastic £52,000. The money was raised by both business sponsorship of the event and by the individuals taking part who took to the stage in front of a packed audience to present tribute acts to the likes of Johnny cash, Amy Winehouse and Girls Aloud. Paul Nixon and George Chuter returned to compere the competition for a second year and Johnny & The Y Fronts once again provided fantastic musical support to the numerous acts taking part.
His Royal Highness Richard III made a guest appearance from beyond the grave to join an elite judging panel which included Dave Bartram formerly of Showaddywaddy and local singer/songwriter Jersey Budd, and the worthy winners on the night were Paul Wilson and Paul Orton from Leicestershire Fire Service who treated the ecstatic audience to a fantastic rendition of “Don’t let the sun go down on me” helpful resources.