Laughter and fun all in aid of charity

COMEDIANS from London and Sussex are joining forces to raise money for charity In Washington.

Organisers of The Washington Fringe say it will be ‘a night of cutting-edge entertainment, with a line-up of professional acts’.

Money raised from the event will go to Chestnut Tree House, near Arundel, which is the only children’s hospice in Sussex caring for children and young adults with progressive life-limiting and life-threatening illnesses. A proportion of the proceeds will also go to St Mary’s CE First School, School Lane, Washington.

The Fringe’s line-up includes Flick Ferdinando, duo Isosceles, magician Richard McDougall, singer-songwriter Kate Allan, musician Charlie Grima, ‘singing aerialist’ Charlotte Bicknell and a special mystery guest.

Sarah Brignall, organiser and actor, said: “We’ve been thrilled by the way everyone has pulled together to create what promises to be a great show and which we hope will raise much-needed funds for Chestnut Tree House and St Mary’s School.

“We hope lots of people will come along as it’s not often you see acts of this quality performing together in a small village setting.”

All the organisers and performers are donating their time for free, for the worthy causes.

The show takes place at the Malden Family Theatre, within the grounds of Windlesham House School, Washington, on Friday September 30 at 7.30pm.

Tickets are £20, with discounts for anyone buying six or more. They can be purchased from St Mary’s CE First School; Vintage Rose Café, High Street, Storrington; or from Sarah Brignall by email: