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Record year for talent contest

A talent competition run by the Hull Daily Mail has raised more than £6,500 for charity.

The paper’s Talent Trail 2001 was the most successful to date.

All the money raised during the event – £6,572 – will help pay for a new Age Concern and Healthy Living Centre, which was the Mail’s charity of the year last year.

The new complex will allow older people to access the Internet and provide a centre for health check-ups and leisure activities.

It will also provide a new home for a breast care facility for local women, as well as chiropody treatment and dentistry.

Entertainers from all over Hull battled through a series of heats to win the first prize of £1,500 and three eight-hour sessions in a recording studio.

Mail assistant editor Marc Astley said: ” This was the best supported Talent Trail in the seven years we have been running the competition.”

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