Griff Rhys Jones gathering friends for superstar comedy show in aid of EACH

Griff Rhys Jones gathering friends for superstar comedy show in aid of EACH

Sep 13, 2019
Lee Mack, Al Murray and Jess Robinson are just some of the comedians being brought together by Griff Rhys Jones to raise money for EACH.

The show, called Happy Christmas Ipswich, will be at the town’s Regent Theatre on Tuesday, 3 December and feature a stellar lineup, with more big names from the world of comedy to be announced in the coming weeks.

Griff is a keen supporter of EACH, having visited The Treehouse,and even hosted a special visit to his home for an 11-year-old boy and his family who receive care and support from the charity.

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 us 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 go on sale at 10am on Friday, 4 October from or on 01473 433100. Those on general sale will be £32.50. There are 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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  • I really love going to the hospice. I’ve made friends there and get to do loads of fun stuff. Renee
  • We arrived at the hospice feeling scared and alone. We had so many questions – they answered them all and more. 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
  • EACH has helped us keep Stanley’s memory alive. And allows us to look to the future Brad, Stanley's Dad
  • EACH helped us with coping mechanisms and special ways of remembering Stanley. Brad, Stanley's Dad
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • The play specialists are excellent and I also get inspiration from the activities they organise. Heather, Lucy’s mum
  • 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 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

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