Co­me­di­ans stand up for can­cer

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - NEWS -

COM­EDY fans are in for a treat with an un­miss­able night of hi­lar­i­ous fun, rais­ing money for two can­cer char­i­ties.

Stand Up for Can­cer will take place at The El­giva, in Che­sham, on Thurs­day March 16, and if you want to guar­an­tee your­self a ticket, you had bet­ter get in quick.

Ev­ery­one’s favourite grumpy old man, Arthur Smith, joins Ninia Ben­jamin (pic­tured), one of the UK’s hottest co­me­di­ans; Sol Bern­stein, who is at his best when per­form­ing to drunks in smoky night­clubs; and new co­me­dian of the year win­ner 2015, LJ Da Funk.

And if they were not enough, head­lin­ing is lo­cal leg­end Alex Horne and his band, the Horne Sec­tion. They will all be rais­ing money for Macmil­lan Can­cer Sup­port and The Hospice of St Fran­cis.

Or­gan­iser Mark Rann, said: “Can­cer has touched many of our lives and the im­pact can be dev­as­tat­ing. Luck­ily, or­gan­i­sa­tions like Macmil­lan Can­cer Sup­port and the Hospice of St Fran­cis are there to help peo­ple through what can be a ter­ri­fy­ing or­deal.

“They do their work with a level of com­pas­sion and pro­fes­sion­al­ism that’s truly hum­bling. So this is my small way of say­ing thank you.”

Lucy Hume, com­mu­nity fundrais­ing man­ager for The Hospice of St Fran­cis, said: “We are so grate­ful to Mark and his fel­low or­gan­is­ers for putting on this event. We care for pa­tients and their fam­i­lies through­out West Herts and South Bucks, and rely on vol­un­tary do­na­tions to raise 80% of the over £5 mil­lion we need an­nu­ally to fund our free care.”

Liz King, chair­man of Ger­rards Cross and Buck­ing­hamshire South Fundrais­ing Group, added: “It costs £1,012 to fund a Macmil­lan Nurse for a week.

“Macmil­lan is com­mit­ted to on­go­ing in­vest­ment in Buck­ing­hamshire and money raised lo­cally is spent lo­cally, so more lo­cal peo­ple af­fected by can­cer can ac­cess es­sen­tial help from any of the hun­dred or so Macmil­lan health­care pro­fes­sion­als in the county. The funds raised at this event are vi­tal and we thank all who are sup­port­ing it.”

Tick­ets cost £18 from The El­giva box of­fice on 01494 582900, or on­line at www.el­giva.com.

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