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LaffaLang Gang Raise £2,100 for Children’s Charity

The summer Laffalang starring South Tyneside comedian Bob Stott raised £2,100 for the Children’s Heart Unit Fund (CHUF) based at Freeman Hospital.

The two madcap evenings in July featured the popular Laffalang Gang and was compered by Bob, who picked his favourite sketches from the previous nine Laffalang shows.

Bob, who is also an actor and pantomime legend in South Tyneside, donned the Widow Twanky costume to produce gales of laughter that he has regaled people with at the Customs House and ten Laffalangs. He will be performing at the Tyne Theatre panto in Beauty and the Beast this Christmas.

The Laffalang money was raised for CHUF because Bob’s youngest grandson underwent life-saving treatment at the Freeman Hospital and the Laffalang supports local worthy causes with collections and charity performances.

Bob said: “The two shows were fantastic, and to raise £2,100 with laughter is just brilliant. Everyone involved was tremendous.”

Bob and Laffalang producer/director Gareth Hunter presented the cheque at CHUF in Newcastle.

Sam Moralee, fundraising and events manager for CHUF, said: “The shows were absolutely brilliant, hilarious! This is a fantastic achievement and will allow us to help more families who are in the same position as Bob’s grandson.

The Autumn Laffalang will take place at Westovian Theatre in Ocean Road, South Shields (NE33 2JS) on Fridayand Saturday, October 28 & 29. The mayhem starts at 7.30pm.

Tickets cost £11 from the Visitor Information Centre in Haven Point Sports Centre. Or telephone the box office on (0191) 424 7788.

The show is suitable for ages 14+.

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