Russell Kane and Adam Hills help raise over £7,500 for children’s hospice
A collection of comedians came together to raise over £7,500 for Haven House Children’s Hospice on Tuesday evening in a comedy night at the Union Chapel in Islington. The event, sponsored by Orbian, was hosted by Live at the Apollo star Russell Kane and featured a headline appearance by host of Channel 4’s The Last Leg, Adam Hills. Nearly 300 guests attended with an eclectic range of talent delivering high energy humour, including Seann Walsh, Kelly Convey, Elliot Steel, Ivo Graham and Marlon Davis.
Since 2003, Haven House Children’s Hospice has provided palliative and holistic care for over 650 babies, children and young people (birth-19) who have life-limiting and life-threatening conditions. Across North and North East London, West Essex and East Hertfordshire they provide a range of services to families to support them through the most difficult circumstances imaginable.
Russell Kane said: “It was a brilliant night and I was thrilled to take part and support a hospice so local to me. Being able to help means a lot and I was delighted that I was able to meet some of the families in the audience. Also the acts were bloody funny!” Harry Luxton from Romford, who is 17 and has been using Haven House since 2015, attended the comedy night with his parents, Joanne and Steve, and sister Ellie.
Harry, who has Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, was able to meet Russell Kane backstage and had his photo taken with the Woodford Green star. He said: “It was a really good night and I haven’t laughed so much in a long time. Russell was a great compere.”
Natalie Chevin, Head of Corporate and Major Gifts at Haven House, said: “We are very grateful to Russell for hosting our first ever comedy night and for all the amazing acts who took part. “The night raised just over £7,500 for our hospice with guests travelling from across London and Essex and as far as Northampton. Thank you so much to Off the Kerb for producing such a fantastic line-up and we hope to put on another comedy night next year.”
Be entertained at their circus-themed Summer Fair on Sunday 2 July. For more information please visit havenhouse.org.uk/summerfair.