Pair of Solicitors to attempt standup in front of 450 for charity

A pair of Solicitors from Sheffield based Proddow Mackay are to attempt to make 450 stoney faced punters laugh as part of a charity fundraiser.

The event, in aid of Weston Park Hospital, will see ten volunteers take the stage at Sheffield City Hall with the aim of raising £20,000 to fund cancer research projects.

The ten volunteers will have coaching from cop turned comedian Alfie Moore (Star and writer of Radio 4’s “It’s a Fair Cop”)

Harvey Harding from the firm said: “I’ve done many things in public before such as dancing and music, and I’ve acted in comedies in my youth and fronted a band or two, but never this. It’ll be a real challenge”

“Weston Park has been of great assistance and support to one of my colleagues in recent times. In fact, it’s only a month or two ago that she received the ‘all clear’ so to give back and say thank you is really important. Sheffield is really blessed with the services it has at its disposal and that should be publicised.”

Tina Harrison, deputy director of the charity, said: “This is by no means a walk in the park and the contestants will need to go above and beyond to prepare their routines and deliver them on the night.”

Money raised will go towards funding a wide variety of projects for Weston Park Hospital including the expansion of research studies, improving the way cancer treatments are delivered and supporting the ongoing care provisions of patients and their families affected by cancer. Last year’s event raised over £15,000 and the target this year is £20,000.

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