Brilliant night - Russell Kane and Adam Hills help raise more than £7,500 for children’s hospice

By Suzi Muston in Charity

A COLLECTION of comedians came together to raise over £7,500 for Haven House Children’s Hospice in a comedy night at the Union Chapel in Islington.

The event was hosted by Live at the Apollo star Russell Kane and featured a headline appearance by host of Channel 4’s The Last Leg, Adam Hills.

Around 300 guests enjoyed the evening boasting an eclectic range of talent delivering high energy humour, including Seann Walsh, Kelly Convey, Elliot Steel, Ivo Graham and Marlon Davis.

Russell Kane said: “It was a brilliant night and I was thrilled to take part and support a hospice so local to me. Being able to help means a lot and I was delighted that I was able to meet some of the families in the audience. Also the acts were bloody funny!”

Harry Luxton from Romford, who is 17 and has been using Haven House since 2015, attended the comedy night with his parents, Joanne and Steve, and sister Ellie.

Harry, who has Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, was able to meet Russell Kane backstage and had his photo taken with the Woodford Green star.

He said: “It was a really good night and I haven’t laughed so much in a long time. Russell was a great compere.”

Natalie Chevin, head of corporate and major gifts at Haven House, said: “We are very grateful to Russell for hosting our first ever comedy night and for all the amazing acts who took part.

“The night raised just over £7,500 for our hospice with guests travelling from across London and Essex and as far as Northampton.

“Thank you so much to Off the Kerb for producing such a fantastic line-up and we hope to put on another comedy night next year.”

Be entertained at our circus-themed Summer Fair on Sunday July 2. For more information visit havenhouse.org.uk/summerfair.

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