Preview: ‘No Laughing Matter’ Charity Show – Jongleurs, Newcastle [Wednesday 15th June]
Six local comedians are coming together to support carers in North Tyneside. Gavin Webster, Simon Donald, Nicola Mantalios-Lovett, Andy Fury, Kai Humphries, Dave Hadingham and MC John Smith will be performing at Liquid Night Club, Newcastle, next Wednesday 15th June 2011, during the biggest awareness week in the UK.
The main purpose of No Laughing Matter, which will run from 8pm until 11pm, is to raise funds for North Tyneside Carers’ Centre. The centre’s manager Claire Easton said, ‘While caring can be rewarding, it can also be very tiring, placing huge demands on your physical and emotional energy. One in ten people in North Tyneside is a carer, however many don’t recognise this term.
‘They are just trying to cope as best they can while helping to look after a friend, neighbour or relative, who, because of illness or disability, could not manage otherwise. We are delighted that local comedians are offering their time to support us. Every penny raised will go directly towards helping local carers and will pay for activities that will give them much needed time out from their caring role.’
Tickets for No Laughing Matter at Jongleurs (based at Liquid Night Club) are priced at £10 and are available online here or by calling 01912612526.