THE Mayor of South Tyneside is hoping a sell-out comedy night will have his charity laughing all the way to the bank.
Coun Ernest Gibson will be at South Shields Men’s Catholic Club, in Westoe Road, on Friday, as the venue hosts a fundraising night to raise cash for his annual charity fund.
The sell-out event features Bobby Thompson tribute act Tony Washington.
This year, the Mayor’s Charity is supporting South Shields cancer support group Cancer Connections, St Clare’s Hospice in Jarrow, Great North Air Ambulance and Cystic Fibrosis Fund.
Coun Gibson said: “We can’t thank the members of South Shields Men’s Catholic Club enough for all of their terrific help and support for the Mayor’s Charity, not only with this superb charity night, but also by displaying the collection tins.
“The Mayoress and I are supporting a cross section of charities across the region, and all the help we can gain from local people and groups is well received. We are trying our best to raise as much money as possible over the coming months.”
During the night a bingo and raffle will also be held with a host of prizes donated from local businesses, in particular Nestle and M.I Dickson Traditional Pork Butchers – who’ve been supporting the town for the past 60 years.
John Watson, chairman of the club, said: “The club and our members are more than keen to help raise money for The Mayor’s Charity, as we think that the Mayor and Mayoress are doing a fantastic job.
“They are very active, supportive and involved with the local community, not only through fundraising, but also by taking an interest in local people.
“We will continue to support the charity however possible, with the collection tins filling up nicely through the generosity of our patrons!”
Further information about The Mayor’s Charity can be found by visiting www.southtyneside.info/MayorsCharity