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Generous fundraiser prepares to take to the stage for comedy night

A generous fundraiser will take to the stage to raise money for The Princess Alexandra Hospital at a charity comedy night.

Clare Harrison McCartney, 48, a comedian from Harlow (pictured), will use her razor sharp wit to boost funds for her local hospital at The Burnt Mill Social Club, Harlow, on 27 November, in thanks for the care she has received.

She will be joined by a fantastic line up – headliner Pam Ford, an Australian comedian with a sassy take on life, with support from acts CJ Hooper, Sara Louise Aston, The Anti-Duhring Battalion Show, and Winter Foenander – from 7.30pm.

Clare said: “I chose to raise money for The Princess Alexandra Hospital Charity because I was born there and they helped me through my epilepsy and a car accident I had. I visit The Princess Alexandra Hospital a lot because of my thyroid, breast tumour and migraines and they are always there to support me. 

“Please join us for a laugh-a-minute comedy night to support the hospital – there is something for everyone.”

John Keddie, non-executive director and chair of The Princess Alexandra Hospital Charity said: “Thank you to Clare and the comedians taking part on the night for hosting this fantastic event for our charity.

“It is great to see such generosity – please come along and support your local hospital.”

The comedy night follows Clare’s virtual gig in March, as a result of which she kindly raised £100 for The Princess Alexandra Hospital Charity.

Tickets cost £10 each and can be purchased via Eventbrite here. People are invited to bring old bras to donate to charity Mama Biashara, which works with the poorest and most marginalised people in Kenya. There will also be a raffle during the event, with prizes donated by local people. This includes a free haircut from Head2Head hairdressers donated by Steven Parish and a signed copy of Moira’s Magical Dream Strands by Yasmin Khan, a local author. Clare would also like to thank the committee at Burnt Mill Social Club who have donated the venue.

Inpatient comment:

Everyone offered words of such reassurance and kindness. I felt so cared for and the communication with me at all times was fantastic.