We held our 3rd annual Stand Up To Cancer comedy fundraiser on Friday 17th October . The brilliant Raymond Mearns returned to host the event and was joined by some of the countries top comedians, Phil Differ, Scott Gibson, Viv Gee and Gary Meikle each of them giving up their time for free to help us reach our fundraising target.
We held our first comedy fundraiser in 2012 which raised £3000, last year we achieved a total of £4000 so this year we pulled out all the stops to go even better. Our staff and guests had a fantastic day raising funds and awareness for this amazing cause and, due to the generosity of everyone in attendance, we raised an incredible £6297.70.
Rowan Main, Local Fundraising Manager for Cancer Research UK, said, “I’m simply delighted at the astonishing success of Speirs Gumley’s SU2C event! What an amazingly funny afternoon and raised a fabulous £6297.70. Speirs Gumley are helping to bring forward the day when all cancers are cured by bringing everyone together, putting the fun in fundraising.”
We would like to thank everyone who participated and contributed to the huge success of the event.