Com­mu­nity Link Foun­da­tion

Midweek Visiter - - St Joseph’s Hospice - BY NI­COLA KENYON vis­iternews@south­portvis­

TEnda Ry­lands, chair­man of Com­mu­nity Link Foun­da­tion, said: “We are so grate­ful to ev­ery­one who took part in the com­edy work­shop. “They were bril­liant to watch and we know how much ef­fort went into them be­ing in­volved for so many weeks and com­ing up with their rou­tines.

“Thanks to them, an amaz­ing £3,000 was raised on the night which we can now use to help peo­ple in the lo­cal com­mu­nity who are in need of sup­port.

“Thanks to South­port Com­edy Fes­ti­val for choos­ing to sup­port Com­mu­nity Link Foun­da­tion once again.”

To find out more about Com­mu­nity Link Foun­da­tion, go to www.clfoun­da­

EN peo­ple per­formed stand up com­edy for the first time to raise money for Com­mu­nity Link Foun­da­tion.The par­tic­i­pants vol­un­teered to take part in a six-week Com­edy Work­shop pro­gramme which was part of the South­port Com­edy Fes­ti­val.It fin­ished with them all per­form­ing on stage at the Ra­mada Plaza on the last night of the com­edy fes­ti­val, with money raised on the night be­ing do­nated to Com­mu­nity Link Foun­da­tion.The event raised £3,000 for the char­ity which will be used for good causes in the lo­cal com­mu­nity.They were coached by Bren Ri­ley, or­gan­iser of the South­port Com­edy Fes­ti­val.He said: “I am so proud of ev­ery­one who took part and helped us raise such a great amount for a fan­tas­tic cause.“Ev­ery­one did so well and it’s in­cred­i­ble to think that just a cou­ple of months ago, none of them had ever per­formed com­edy be­fore and there they were, mak­ing a room full of 250 peo­ple laugh.“They did so well and full credit to them all for get­ting stuck in and help­ing raise so much money.”The contestant­s were Nigel Mawd­s­ley, Chris John­ston, Mark Cun­ning­ham, Ash­leigh Mor­ris, David Ash, Dereck Lit­tle­john, Ian Clever­don and Mar­i­anne Hynes.

The par­tic­i­pants in the CLF com­edy work­shop

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