The Acre Foundation

Comedy for a great cause

Posted on 12 September 2014 by Jess

Comedy for a great cause

In September, Acre’s GOSH Challenge Team ascended 4263m and covered a total of 50.9km to raise vital funds for Great Ormond Street Children’s Hospital. To help us reach our £8,000 target, the Acre team has organised a series of fundraising events, from bake offs to a steam punk gig!

The 12th September saw some terrific comedic talent come through the doors of the Savoy Tup…and the comedians were pretty funny too!

Tickets sold out fast, and for good reason. With a dazzling line up of well established acts including Rob Collins as the night’s MC, Andy Storey, Matt Banks, Andy Onions and Miranda Kane, there was comedy to appeal to everyone. The very generous and very entertaining Jason Manford stepped in to fill a last minute gap in the line up, and in his accustomed wit and style he wrapped up a fabulous night of comedy with a set over an hour long, and packed full of new material that was met with huge laughter and applaud.

Our venue, the Savoy Tup, just off The Strand in Central London, kindly supported our fundraising efforts by giving us the room for free. Just slightly smaller than Mr Manford’s recent gig at the London Palladium, the Savoy Tup proved to be a comfortable, intimate and atmospheric venue, perfect for a night of comedy to raise money for a great cause.

The raffle raised a further £400 and up for grabs was a ten course tasting menu at Mexican restaurant Maya, a signed Manchester United T-shirt, and many other prizes generously donated from individual supporters and Cotswold Outdoor, Kintan, and Leon.

A wonderfully successful night enjoyed by all, and a great opportunity for me to be involved in the organisational side of the comedy circuit!!

Help us to keep fundraising for GOSH by donating here.