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

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.

Tuesday, 21st March 2017, 11:00 am
Updated Friday, 24th March 2017, 9:45 am
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

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.

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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.