Giggles for Harry
Get your tickets to Urzila Carlson’s comedy show at the Matamata Club and get giggling for a good cause.
Danielle Hennessy approached the comedian through a Facebook message and within a day the South African born Urzila, who lives in Auckland, had offered her services for free.
Danielle said she chose Urzila because she fits with her and husband Paul’s vibe.
‘‘We like her work and she has done a lot for breast cancer research,’’ Danielle said.
The couple enjoyed Urzila’s natural, cheeky, straight up style of comedy on Seven Days, Seven Days of Sport and Funny Girls.
Tickets to the November 25 show at the Matamata Club, which includes dinner and desert and silent auction, are $60 and are available from the venue now.
Half of the ticket proceeds will go towards Danielle and Paul’s son Harry.
The two-year-old was born with Trisomy 21 (Down syndrome) and because of this has soft muscles and a raft of other health conditions.
He also has a hole in his heart wall.
He has struggled with pneumonia and kidney reflux.
The Hennessys have been fundraising via Givealittle to try and make his home as dry and warm as possible.
They had a free DVS ventilation system installed earlier this year.
They also had some insulation installed by Pink Fit.
Danielle said their fundraising focus has shifted slightly to include preventive medication at the moment, as they learn more about conditions that will affect Harry in the future.