Community Link Foundation
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.clfoundation.co.uk.
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