Fundraising – Stockton Heath Festival Comedy Night
Stockton Heath Festival celebrated its 10th Anniversary over the weekend and it did not fail to bring us extraordinary events and stalls for all.
With the sun shining and England gaining a place in the semi final of the World Cup, spirits were high over the weekend as people browsed stalls and enjoyed performances to suit all audiences. There was a wonderful buzz around the place and this was down to the hard work and dedication that the organisers put in to make this such a fantastic fundraising Festival.
The Comedy Night, hosted at the Slug & lettuce, promised to be an evening of excellent stand up hosted by Manchester’s ever effervescent Jonathan Mayor. The show definitely lived up to all expectations and then some.
The night featured Gavin Webster from the North East, his daftness is little short of surreal genius, Chris Kent, from Ireland who gave up his day job to pursue his calling in comedy, and Chris Kehoe, a hilarious comedian from Bolton who is both clever and laugh out loud funny.
Helen Curwin, a familiar face around the village in Stockton Heath and one of this years organisers behind the Comedy Night said: “It was very important to us all that we did something on behalf of the Peace Foundation in its 25th Anniversary year. I could hardly believe that it had been 25 years since the IRA Warrington bomb and I can remember it as though it was yesterday. I was amazed to hear about the work that goes on at the Peace Centre and it was important to us that we did something in memory of Tim & Johnathan as well as everybody who was affected on that atrocious day.”
Kate Deakin, the Peace Foundation’s Relationship Manager who attended on the night, said “It was an absolutely superb evening. The comedians were fantastic and the staff at the Slug & Lettuce worked really hard to ensure everybody had a great night. It was obvious that the fundraisers who organised this on our behalf were so eager to raise as much money as possible. Without people raising money for us, whether it be through events such as a Comedy Night or a Charity Ball, or even a challenge like the marathon or a 10k, our work would just not be possible. The whole team here at the Peace Foundation are always so grateful when people do things on our behalf.
All proceeds from the Charity Auction and Raffle will go to the Tim Parry Johnathan Ball Peace Foundation.
To find out more about the Stockton Heath Festival please visit Stockton Heath festival website