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Help raise money for Comic Relief

20th March 2017

Thamesmead Youth Voice (TYV) are holding their annual Open Mic Night to raise money for Comic Relief.

Taking place from 6.30 to 9pm on Saturday 25 March, residents from across Thamesmead will be showcasing their talent, all for a good cause.

Join us

Doors open at 6pm for a 6.30pm start. Tickets are £2 per person or £6 for a group of four.

T: 020 3828 4950

Skype call for Comic Relief

17-year-old Thamesmead resident and TYV member, Farrell Stanlick was chosen by Comic Relief to take part in a Skype call with 16-year-old Ikmatu from Sierra Leone as part of this year’s fundraiser.

Comic Relief Producer and Director, Kieron Schiff contacted youth groups up and down the country, asking them to write a statement of interest for the Skype call. He knew of Thamesmead Youth Voice through their annual Open Mic Night, showcasing the very best of home-grown talent, where they have raised more than £1000 for Comic Relief over the past three years.

Farrell told us: “Speaking to Ikmatu was an amazing experience. It was really interesting to hear about the community projects she takes part in to raise awareness of Ebola. Ikmatu told me how she and her family and friends have been affected by Ebola, some have died. I can’t even imagine.”

Farrell went on to tell Ikmatu about TYV’s fundraising efforts through their Open Mic Nights.

Farrell continued: “Ikmatu told me how much she likes to sing and dance and I got to see her perform on camera. We spoke about school, and I learnt that she only goes to school for one hour per day, I was a little jealous about that.” adding “I am so glad that I got to be part of this project, it has really opened my eyes to the world and the difference our fundraising makes.”

The Red Nose Day event was launched in 1988 and is hosted every two years. Over the last 30 years over £1billion has been raised for charity which has been spent on people living in the UK and Africa.

This year Comic Relief’s theme is ‘A comic adventure’ and will be aired on BBC One from 7pm on Friday 24 March.