Five new performers, including Stephen K. Amos, announced for Griff Rhys Jones show in aid of EACH

Five new performers, including Stephen K. Amos, announced for Griff Rhys Jones show in aid of EACH

Oct 01, 2019

Stephen K. Amos, Katy Brand and Andy Parsons have been added to the all-star lineup set to perform at Happy Christmas Ipswich, the comedy evening being organised by Griff Rhys Jones to raise money for EACH!

Also added to the bill are the cast of BBC radio comedy programme Radio Active as well as the spoof country and western band that features Rory McGrath, Death By Country.

Lee Mack, Al Murray and Jess Robinson were the first of Griff’s friends confirmed for the event at Ipswich’s Regent Theatre on Tuesday, 3 December. He hopes to add more big names from the world of comedy soon. The evening will end with a special musical moment, led by a singer to be announced in the coming weeks. Tickets go on sale at 10am this Friday (4 October).

Griff is a keen supporter of ours, having visited The Treehouse, our hospice in Ipswich, and even hosted a special visit to his home for a 12-year-old boy and his family who receive care and support from us. 

Previously, he has said: “The Treehouse is a hospice, but it’s really about living and helping people to get the most out of life. It does remarkable, inspired and very difficult work to help families through circumstances that might affect any of us at any time. I was so impressed by the people I met, so amazed by the detail and compassion I found there. It’s a good place, it provides a vital service, but it can only do this with our continued and continuous support.”

For that reason, Griff has done solo comedy performances for EACH in each of the last two years. He hopes asking his peers to join him this year will bring in even more cash.

Becky Redbond, EACH Events Fundraising Manager, said: “This is truly a star billing, with those who come along assured a unique evening of hilarious laughs. I’m delighted to say that Just Recruitment has agreed to sponsor the event, meaning every penny raised will go directly towards continuing care for children and young people with life-threatening conditions, and support for their families. Other sponsorship opportunities exist, so please get in touch if you may be interested.”

Tickets will be available from or on 01473 433100. Those on general sale will be priced from £32.50. There will be a limited number of ‘best seats in the house’ available for £100 and an even more limited number of VIP meet and greet tickets for £250. Holders of those will receive champagne after the show and a goody bag to take home after mingling with the stars.

For more about sponsorship opportunities get in touch with Vicky Matthews on 01473 917962 or at


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  • It’s been a great opportunity to meet other parents in a similar situation, something that doesn't really happen anywhere else. Helen, William’s mum
  • I really love going to the hospice. I’ve made friends there and get to do loads of fun stuff. Renee
  • EACH has helped us keep Stanley’s memory alive. And allows us to look to the future Brad, Stanley's Dad
  • I can’t imagine what it would have been like. Nobody should have to, every family should be offered the support we were, and are still getting Claire, Jacob’s mum
  • EACH supports families when they’re at their absolute lowest, helping them to come to terms with their child’s illness, losing them and beyond Brad, Stanley's Dad
  • I didn’t realise hope was a gift until I became a mum. My little boy taught me many things and that was one of them Claire, Jacob’s mum
  • EACH helped us with coping mechanisms and special ways of remembering Stanley. Brad, Stanley's Dad
  • The play specialists are excellent and I also get inspiration from the activities they organise. Heather, Lucy’s mum
  • We are also supported by the 24/7 True Colours nurses and it’s so reassuring knowing we can call on them whenever we need support or advice Helen, William’s mum
  • Children like Lucy don’t get the opportunity to go to sleepovers or to their friends for tea, so the interaction she has at the hospice is priceless. Heather, Lucy’s mum
  • Renee loves going to The Treehouse, but it’s great that care staff are also able to visit us at home too. Stacy, Renee’s mum
  • We arrived at the hospice feeling scared and alone. We had so many questions – they answered them all and more. Claire, Jacob’s mum
  • When we first heard about the hospice we were apprehensive because we didn’t know what to expect. When we got there we realised it was a lovely place where Renee would be well looked after, and we would be able to have a much-needed break. Stacy, Renee’s mum
  • EACH helps us to create lovely memories and has played an important part in all of our lives, not just Lucy’s. Heather, Lucy’s mum

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St. Augustine’s Gardens,
Ipswich, IP3 8NS


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Cambridge, CB24 6AB

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