Comic Clare organises laughter fest in aid of Princess Alexandra Hospital
Comic Clare Harrison McCartney is staging a comedy night to raise money for Princess Alexandra Hospital.
The 48-year-old impressionist, who has performed "My Edinburgh Fringe" at the Half Moon pub in Bishop's Stortford and appeared on ITV's Britain's Got Talent, wants to thank staff at the Harlow hospital for care throughout her life.
She 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 hospital a lot because of my thyroid, breast tumour and migraines, and they're always there to support me.
Clare, who used a virtual gig earlier this year to raise £100 for PAH, will be joined for the fundraiser by headliner Pam Ford, an Australian comedian with a sassy take on life, plus support from CJ Hooper, Sara Louise Aston, The Anti-Duhring Battalion Show and Winter Foenander.
The gig will take place at Burnt Mill Social Club in Harlow on Saturday November 27 from 7.30pm. Tickets cost £10 each from Eventbrite.
There will be a raffle with prizes including a free haircut and a signed copy of children's book Moira's Magical Dream Strands, by Yasmin Khan.
Guests are invited to take along old bras for charity Mama Biashara, which works with the poorest and most marginalised people in Kenya.