Top comedians bid to raise funds for city hospice - The Worcester Observer

Top comedians bid to raise funds for city hospice

Worcester Editorial 20th Aug, 2014 Updated: 19th Oct, 2016   0

SOME of the biggest names in British comedy will be hoping to squeeze as much money as they can from festival-goers when they host a fund-raising event for a Worcester hospice.

John Bishop, who has appeared on popular panel shows, including League of Their Own and 8 out of 10 cats, will be hosting a one-off show, called ‘Milking it for Charity’, at Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

The event, which will take place tomorrow (Thursday), will be in aid of St Richard’s Hospice and will see the 47-year-old joined on the stage by comedians Jason Manford, Jason Byrne, Lloyd Langford, Pete Firman and James Acaster.

Amy Hopwood, who has arranged the high-profile event in memory of her mother Mary Hopwood who was cared for by the hospice, said: “St Richard’s care of my mother and our family during her illness was fantastic and so I am delighted to be able to organise this event to give something back to the hospice. The comedians taking part have been very enthusiastic about helping out and I am sure that the audience will enjoy lots of belly laughs.”

Tricia Cavell, fundraising director at St Richard’s Hospice, added: “We were thrilled to hear that John Bishop and his fellow comedian friends have come together at the Edinburgh Fringe to raise funds for the hospice in memory of Mary Hopwood.

“It is a great coup for St Richard’s to have such a fabulous line-up of great comedians supporting our work.”

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