HUDDERSFIELD party- goers are getting the chance to be waited on by their favourite celebrities.

Soap stars, a former Leeds United footballer and a British soul diva are just a few of the famous faces set to serve drinks behind the bar at a charity event.

The event at the town centre's Cotton Factory bar is dubbed The Star Bar and is returning to Huddersfield for its second year on February 25.

Its aim is to raise cash for the Huddersfield-based Laura Crane Trust.

Stars taking part this year are former Manchester United footballer and Dancing on Ice contestant Lee Sharp.

Helping him shake the cocktails will be Emmerdale's Matthew Wolfenden (who plays David Metcalf), Verity Rushworth (Donna Windsor Dingle) and Alex Carter (Jamie Hope).

Huddersfield's very own Mr Gay UK, Mark Carter, will be swapping his policeman duties for a role as a bartender.

Entertainment on the star- studded night at the King Street bar will be by X Factor finalist and former Happy Mondays singer Rowetta, who will perform a couple of songs.

Presenters from radio station The Pulse will host the evening and oversee the auction of celebrity memorabilia.

Proceeds from ticket sales and money raised from the auction will go to the Laura Crane Trust, which pays for research into cancer affecting 13 to 25 year olds.

Event organiser Leon Rushworth of LCR Promotions, went to school with Laura, who tragically died aged 17 from a complex mix of four cancers.

He said: "The event is going to be an excellent evening to raise money for such a worthy cause.

"Customers are in for a night to remember.

"We have got a few surprises in store during the evening, including some very special guests who will be on hand to work behind the bar.

"The potential line-up of celebrities is fantastic. I'm sure the customers won't be disappointed with who will be serving them drinks."

Tickets for the night cost £8 (£5 for students). For up-to-date information and to buy tickets visit