Jon Richardson and Josh Widdicombe among acts due to perform at next month’s comedy gig in aid of Sense. The event is organised by Stu and Tim Mather, who will also run the 2018 London Marathon for the charity
Two brothers from Widnes are hoping to raise thousands of pounds for the disability charity, Sense, by hosting a comedy gig next month in London, featuring top talent, including Jon Richardson, Josh Widdicombe and Chris McCausland.
Stu and Tim Mather are the brothers behind the event, which will take place on Thursday 22 February. Tim (43) was inspired by his daughter, born with hearing and sight impairment, to support Sense, a charity that supports people with complex communication needs. His brother, Stu (38), was able to use his personal connections, through his work as a TV comedy producer, to attract some of Britain’s top comedians for the event.
This won’t be the first time the brothers have raised money for the charity. In 2016, Tim participated in the London Marathon, raising over five thousand pounds for Sense. Tim is due to run the London Marathon again 2018, this time joined by his brother, Stu, who will run for the first time. The brothers are also planning a wine tasting evening in February, to raise more funds for Sense.
Tim Mather said: “Sense provides vital support to children and adults with complex communication needs, including those who are deafblind. The work they do struck a chord with us, and we’re delighted to be able to raise money for such a fantastic cause.”
Stu Mather said: “I’m thrilled to be able to put on an evening of comedy to raise money for Sense. I met the team when Tim ran the marathon in 2016 and was inspired to help out in any way I could, even, unfortunately for me, running the marathon!”
“It’s going to be a great night, and to know it’s for such a great cause makes it even more special.”
The comedy gig will take place at 2Northdown in Kings Cross; a new venue owned by the ticketing platform, Ticket Text, who have kindly offered their services for free, as well as making a donation to the Mathers' marathon fundraising efforts.
Doors open at 19:00, with acts to start promptly at 19:30pm, on Thursday 22nd February. Jon Richardson, Josh Widdicombe, Suzi Ruffell and blind comedian Chris McCausland are already confirmed. A limited number of tickets for the event, priced at £17.50 are still available. All proceeds will go towards the work of Sense.