Sarah Millican joins forces with celebrity friends for Sheffield Children’s Hospital – Huge amount was raised!

Richard Bevan
Richard Bevan
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In a show of incredible generosity, comedy powerhouses, including Sarah Millican, Seann Walsh, and Jon Richardson, took to the stage at Sheffield City Hall last Thursday (July 13) to raise funds for Sheffield Children’s Hospital. The event at Sheffield City Hall saw over 2,000 attendees, including hospital staff and patient’s families, gather to support this noble cause.

The evening was a laughter-filled extravaganza, with Jon Richardson and Lucy Beaumont from Meet the Richardsons leading the charge as hosts. Joining them were comedy stars, including Sarah Millican, Seann Walsh, Rosie Jones, Tom Davis, and Daliso Chaponda. It was a star-studded affair that had the audience in stitches from start to finish.

But the surprises didn’t end there! Esteemed presenter Dan Walker and sports legend Jessica Ennis-Hill graced the stage later in the night, adding a touch of glamour to the already dazzling lineup.

Here’s the heartwarming part: these incredible performers generously gave their time and talents without charging a penny. That’s right, folks, it was about raising funds for Sheffield Children’s Hospital. And boy, did they succeed! So far, the event has raised a staggering £70,000. Talk about a comedy miracle!

Jon Richardson, a native of Lancaster who now resides in West Yorkshire, has a personal connection to this cause. He and his wife, Lucy have been patrons of Sheffield Children’s since 2021. Their dedication to improving the lives of young patients is truly inspiring.

Jon expressed joy when asked about the event, stating, “It was amazing to see the City Hall full to the rafters and know all the money was going to Sheffield Children’s. I’m certain that will be the best comedy show in Sheffield this year and already can’t wait to get planning the next one.” The passion and enthusiasm radiating from Jon are infectious, promising even greater things for the future.

Lucy echoed her husband’s sentiments, emphasizing the impact that funds raised can have on the hospital. “We’ve seen firsthand how the money raised from supporters makes a massive difference,” she said. “We’re proud of Sheffield Children’s, and every penny raised will go towards making it better for those that visit.” Their dedication to this cause is truly commendable.

Sheffield’s own Jessica Ennis-Hill was at the event

John Armstrong, CEO of The Children’s Hospital Charity, expressed gratitude for the overwhelming support. He said, “It was amazing to see so many people there supporting Sheffield Children’s. With parents and loved ones of patients in the audience, it was a very special evening. We can’t thank our sponsors, volunteers, Jon, Lucy, and their friends enough for supporting us. Being the first of an annual event, we already can’t wait until next year.”

The success of this fundraising event is a testament to the compassion and generosity of these comedy stars and the unwavering support of the audience. It is heartwarming to witness the entertainment industry rallying together to make a difference in the lives of children. The £70,000 raised will undoubtedly go a long way in providing essential care and support to young patients at Sheffield Children’s Hospital.

Bravo to all the performers, sponsors, volunteers, and attendees for their remarkable contributions. This extraordinary event serves as a reminder that laughter and compassion can truly change lives.

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