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Published on August 14th, 2007 | by Christian Cawley

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Charity Gig for ACCORD Fundraiser

Comedians appearing at this year’s Edinburgh Fringe are staging a special one-off Dr Who-themed comedy show which intends to raise money for the ACCORD hospice, david-tennant.com have informed us.

The gig takes place this Saturday night at Laughing Horse@Linsays (Fringe Venue 56), kicking off between 9.10 – 10.10pm, and features:

  • Mitch Benn (“His act is sharp, polished and fresh… ” *****The Scotsman);
  • Bill Bruce (“Massively Talented. Breaktakingly Good. **** Chortle);
  • Toby Hadoke whose 2006 Fringe hit – Moths Ate My Doctor Who Scarf – has recently been turned into a successful BBC Radio show (“Hadoke…does for Daleks and Cybermen what Fever Pitch did for football.” William Cook – The Guardian)

With a full line-up of acts to be announced prior to the event. Full venue contact details are: Laughing Horse@Linsays, 15 Brunswick Street, Edinburgh, EH7 5JB Box Office & Enquiries: 0131 556 8974

Although the show is not ticketed, and is not part of the official Fringe programme, those attending will be asked to donate £10, with all proceeds going to the ACCORD hospice appeal.

Ken Mathie, Fundraising Manager for the ACCORD hospice, commented:

“Everyone associated with ACCORD has been extremely moved by the public reaction to Helen’s passing. She was such a lovely person and will be sorely missed by everyone who was fortunate enough to know her. This show is a wonderful example of the support we are receiving from fans of Dr Who and I wish all the comedians involved every success”

ACCORD Hospice is an independent charity giving free medical and nursing care to those in Renfrewshire and parts of East Renfrewshire whose illness is causing physical pain and emotional stress and for whom curative treatment may no longer be appropriate.

Please note that the show is not suitable for anyone under that age of 18. Entry is on a strictly first come, first admitted basis.

Don’t forget you can donate to the fund at www.justgiving.com/accord, or find out more about everything to do with the fund at david-tennant.com.

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A long-term Doctor Who fan, Christian grew up watching the show and has early memories of the Graham Williams era. His favourite stories are Inferno, The Seeds of Doom and Human Nature (although The Empty Child, Blink and Utopia all come close). When he’s not bossing around the news team, Christian is a freelance writer specialising in mobile technology and domestic computing, and enjoys classic rock, cooking and spending time in the countryside with his wife and young children. You can find him on Twitter, Facebook and Google+.




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