Comedian Jon Richardson brought laughter and smiles to a fundraising push for Haven House Children’s Hospice.

The 8 out of 10 Cats Does Countdown star brought friends Rob Beckett, Ninia Benjamin, Pete Firman and Suzi Ruffell to the Backyard Comedy Club in Bethnal Green for a sell-out show.

Jon heard about Haven House on Twitter after one of the hospice’s shops was broken into.

Jon Richardson said: “Supporting Haven House is something I feel very strongly about. The hospice is remarkable and provides a vital service, helping families through challenging times.

“Like most people I only really found out about the amazing hospices do when one stepped in to provide exemplary care for a family member. They have done so many times since and I will never be able to repay that debt. Haven House is a particularly special example. Their staff are true heroes and I will continue to offer my support for as long as I am able.”

Head of community engagement at Haven House Lindy Hunt said: “Every penny raised will go directly towards continuing care for children and young people with life-threatening conditions, and support for their families.”

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