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Comedy Night raises over £3k to help local older people

Published on 02 May 2024 01:29 PM

IMG-20240420-WA0021 467px.jpgA Comedy Night recently held in aid of Age UK Solihull, raised over £3,000 to help us to support older residents of the Solihull borough.

The event was organised by Tim “Woody” Woodfield and Michelle Courtney, along with their friend and Age UK Solihull Trustee, Nicky Robinson.

110 guests attended the event at Shirley British Legion. They enjoyed performances by up-and-coming comedians, Simon Wozniak, Vinnie Townhill, Hannah Sylvester, and The Boys From The All Night Chemist. Tim compered the evening under his alias, MC Woody Woodfield.

Ticket sales, donations and a raffle on the night, as well as generous match funding from local storage supplier, Spartan Direct, brought the profits to £3,385.

The proceeds from the event will help Age UK Solihull to provide vital services, which include befriending and social clubs for older people who are lonely and isolated, digital skills training to help older people use smartphones, tablets and computers, and an Information and Advice line with highly trained Advisors who can help with a range of issues affecting older people, their families and carers.

Age UK Solihull is an independent, local charity and the funds raised will stay in Solihull to help residents of the borough.

Age UK Solihull’s Digital Marketing and Fundraising Manager, Rebecca Jacob, says, “We are thrilled with the success of the Comedy Night. Nicky, Tim and Michelle did a fantastic job organising the event, and the funds raised will go a long way to helping us to be here for around 10,000 older and vulnerable Solihull residents each year. Thank you to everyone who supported the event and helped raised such an incredible amount.”