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Jack Dee and Sara Pascoe provide the laughter at fundraising comedy night

PUBLISHED: 09:58 08 September 2016 | UPDATED: 09:58 08 September 2016

Katherine Mobey from ellenor with Jack Dee

Katherine Mobey from ellenor with Jack Dee

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Top comedians performed for the fundraiser in aid of ellenor hospice

Katherine Mobey from ellenor with  Kevin McCarthy (left) and Marcus Brigstocke.Katherine Mobey from ellenor with Kevin McCarthy (left) and Marcus Brigstocke.

Some of Britain’s top comedians and comediennes took to the stage earlier this week to help raise money for a local hospice charity.

A sell-out crowd of 400 people watched the likes of Jack Dee, Sarah Pascoe and Romesh Ranganathan at The Comedy Store on Monday night.

Organiser Tom Packman, tour manager for some of the biggest names in comedy, organised the night.

The producer at Off the Kerb Productions put on the night for local hospice ellenor, and in memory of his ‘second mum’ Cherrie Tadman.

The 54-year-old, who was friends with Mr Packman’s mum, died in 2013 and was cared for by the hospital charity.

Ticket sales and a bucket collection managed to raise a total of £4524.82.

Katherine Mobey, premium partnerships manager at ellenor praised the night’s performances.

She said: “A huge thank you to Tom for arranging such a wonderful evening of comedy for ellenor, to Kevin McCarthy for being MC, and of course, to all the comedians who supported the night.

“To benefit from a charity evening at such a well known London venue was amazing and to see such famous comedians on stage supporting us was wonderful.

“Events like this are a wonderful way to remember a loved one and also raise vital funds. The money raised at The Comedy Store will help to support other families - like Cherrie’s - who are currently facing terminal illness.”

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