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Free night out for NHS and care home staff at Southport Comedy Festival

Free night out for NHS and care home staff at Southport Comedy Festival

by Danielle Thompson (September 2021)

NHS workers and care home staff who have been heroes during the Covid-19 pandemic are being offered a free night out at this year’s Southport Comedy Festival.

Anthony James Estate Agents owners Mark and Lyn Cunningham are staging a special Comedy Bingo evening in a big marquee at Victoria Park in Southport on Tuesday, October 12.

Tickets will be available from 10am this on September 3 and will be available through the Southport Comedy Festival website: southportcomedyfestival.com

Comedy Bingo in association with Anthony James Estate Agents will present the show exclusively for NHS workers and care home staff hosted by comedian and Southport Comedy Festival Director Brendan Riley.

Local companies are being invited to donate prizes. There will be limited capacity, so tickets must be booked in advance.

Mark Cunningham said: “This is our way of saying a massive ‘thank you’ to our NHS heroes, care home staff and other heroes of the Covid pandemic over these last 18 months. Shop workers, pharmacy staff, delivery drivers, so many people gave so much to keep us all going through these challenging times.

“We will be so pleased for them to come down and have a great night out on us.

“We have some great prizes to give away on the night but we are looking for more companies out there who would like to donate anything.

“Brendan Riley’s Comedy Bingo nights are always great fun! I am really looking forward to the Southport Comedy Festival this year, in their big marquee at Victoria Park.

“I went to Chester Comedy Festival a few weeks ago, which they also organise, and enjoyed a great gig in a marquee. There was a great vibe there, and it will be great fun in the big marquee in Southport.”

The Southport Comedy Festival show will take place in a marquee at Victoria Park in Southport between October 1 and 17. This year’s acts include: Jason Byrne, Reginald D Hunter, Jo Caulfield, Tom Stade, Ed Byrne, Mark Thomas, Paul Sinha, Tez Ilyas, Luisa Omielan, Hal Cruttenden, Geoff Norcott, Steve Royle, Helen Bauer, Troy Hawke, Katie Tracey, and David Eagle.

Tickets are now on sale.

NHS or care home staff attending will each be allowed to bring along one guest each, with ID required for those applying for tickets.

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