Ticket holders to choose which South Tyneside project will be given cash

The Mayor and Mayoress of South Tyneside Coun. Alan Smith and his wife Moira with Andrew Watts chief exec Groundwork South Tyneside and Newcastle at the re-opening of Jarrow Hall
The Mayor and Mayoress of South Tyneside Coun. Alan Smith and his wife Moira with Andrew Watts chief exec Groundwork South Tyneside and Newcastle at the re-opening of Jarrow Hall

Visitors to a comedy night are being given the chance to vote for the project in South Tyneside they’d like the proceeds to go to.

Comedian Alfie Joey has teamed up with some of the region’s top acts to to take to the stage for a comedy evening for charity.

Communities charity, Groundwork South Tyneside and Newcastle is hosting the comedy fundraiser on April 7 at Groundwork’s STAN’s event suite, Skylight in the Beacon, Newcastle.

The night will give ticket holders a unique opportunity to vote for which South Tyneside project they would like the money raised to be donated to.

The money raised from Stand Up for Groundwork will support one of its ongoing projects - either the restoration of the Anglo-Saxon reproduction buildings at Jarrow Hall, a new outdoor playground for children visiting the site, or a new “Hobbit” House at the charity’s children’s educational centre West Boldon Lodge.

Andrew Watts, chief executive of Groundwork STAN says he is delighted to be welcoming the acts.

He said: “The comedy fundraiser is a great opportunity for the community to come together for a light-hearted evening of entertainment, while having the chance to vote in community projects that are going to impact in the region.

“I look forward to enjoying the fantastic line-up and I am sure that everyone who attends will have a great evening filled with lots of laughter and it will be great to see which of the projects the audience choose to support.”

Tickets are available now priced £8.50.

A group ticket for six people costs £42.

Doors to the event open at 7.30pm.