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Stars come out for charity fundraiser

FUNDRAISER ... Chris Ramseys charity night will raise money for CLIC Sargent in memory of his young cousin, Jack Leggett. Inset, fellow comedian Al Murray.

FUNDRAISER ... Chris Ramseys charity night will raise money for CLIC Sargent in memory of his young cousin, Jack Leggett. Inset, fellow comedian Al Murray.

THE stars will come out in South Tyneside tomorrow as comedian Chris Ramsey bids to raise funds for charity.

The South Shields comic has recruited some showbiz pals to put on a fundraising night at the town’s Customs House.

The event, in aid of children’s cancer charity CLIC Sargent, sold out in a matter of hours and has already raised a whopping £8,000 for the children’s cancer charity.

Chris, 27, from Marsden, organised the gig in memory of his young half cousin, Jack Leggett, who died from a brain tumour last month, at the age of just nine.

The youngster, of Primrose Avenue, South Shields, passed away just three days before Christmas. He had been diagnosed just two months earlier. Jack’s father, Chris’s cousin, Alfie Leggett, and his partner Susan Clarkson, were helped through their ordeal by CLIC Sargent. The fundraising night, at the Mill Dam venue, kicks off at 7.30pm tomorrow night.

It will feature stand up from Hebburn creator Jason Cook, Jarrow comic Carl Hutchinson, Al Murray, known for his persona the Pub Landlord, and music from Lindisfarne’s Billy Mitchell, who will perform Jack’s favourite song, Run For Home.

The event will also see a mystery VIP guest perform, but Chris is keeping the identity of the singer – described only as a “world-touring multi-platinum-selling artist” – firmly under wraps.

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DON’T worry if you didn’t manage to get tickets for the gig – the Gazette will be there to provide you with the best coverage of the event.

Follow reporter Vicki Newman on Twitter @shieldsgazvicki as well as the Gazette’s account @shieldsgazette, or search for the #gazgig

Also keep an eye on www.shieldsgazette.com for videos and reports from the night – and pick up the paper on Monday for full coverage.

 
 
 

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