The recent comedy night at the Cleveland Arms headlined by psychic extraordinaire Clinton Baptiste raised a fantastic £2,700 for the Good Shepherd.
Clinton, the ‘clairvoyant and medium’ who made his name on Peter Kay’s Phoenix Nights, otherwise known as actor and comedian Alex Lowe, was joined on the bill by Nipper Thomas, Nick Gilligan and Nick Clark for a fantastic night of entertainment.
“We are really appreciative of the support given by everyone involved in the night, from the comedians who gave up their time, everyone who helped in the organisation and all those who went along,” says Tom Hayden, CEO with the Good Shepherd.
“We know these are difficult times for a lot of people so to see so many both enjoying the event but also contributing to the Good Shepherd is really heart-warming.
“These are also challenging times for a lot of charities and community groups, and so to be able to have different avenues of fundraising, and the backing of venues such as the Cleveland Arms and the comedians who supported us, is so important.
“All the funds raised will be directed into our free-to-access food and support services helping some of the most vulnerable people from our local communities.”
With a similar event featuring Clinton held at the Cleveland last year, almost £5,000 has now been raised for the Good Shepherd.
Back in December, Good Shepherd ambassador Jack Kirwan, aka Gary Powndland, also put on an event with Andy McBurney featuring Josh Pugh and Andy White which raised approximately £2,500.
- Good Shepherd CEO Tom Hayden is pictured receiving the cheque at the Cleveland Arms. From left, Mike and Helen White (Cleveland Arms), Tom Hayden, John Price (organiser), Glen Gandy (organiser), Will Adamson (Cleveland Arms).