Have a good laugh at the boss and boost Sheffield charity

Bosses are to do sdtand-up comedy for charity.'From left to right) Faith Douglas (Natwest), Ian Horton (Barber Harrison & Platt), Katie Cartwright (Weston Park Hospital Cancer Charity), Siobhan Netwon (Sheffield Hallam), Andy Hanselman (Andy Hanselman Consulting), Alan Lyons (Creative Sheffield, Lyons Den), Darren Pearce (Meadowhall), Richard Wright (SCCI)
Bosses are to do sdtand-up comedy for charity.'From left to right) Faith Douglas (Natwest), Ian Horton (Barber Harrison & Platt), Katie Cartwright (Weston Park Hospital Cancer Charity), Siobhan Netwon (Sheffield Hallam), Andy Hanselman (Andy Hanselman Consulting), Alan Lyons (Creative Sheffield, Lyons Den), Darren Pearce (Meadowhall), Richard Wright (SCCI)

A SHEFFIELD hospital hopes to have the last laugh when business leaders from across the city perform stand-up comedy routines to raise money.

Ten bosses are due to start their comedy apprenticeships with top Sheffield comic Anthony J Brown before they take to the stage at Sheffield City Hall for the Funny Business fundraiser on Thursday, November 29.

The event has been organised to raise cash for the Weston Park Hospital Cancer Charity, with the charity’s business development and Funny Business event organiser Katie Cartwright due to take to the stage in front of an anticipated audience of 450.

Katie said: “We wanted to create a fun and challenging event that would bring the business world together. With the help and support of the Sheffield Chamber of Commerce and Industry the event looks set to be one not to miss.

“The willing participants are well-known faces in the city who are confident and highly skilled in their workplaces, but Funny Business will see them completely out of their comfort zone which will make for a very entertaining evening.”

Among other bosses due to take part are Natwest’s business development manager Faith Douglas and Meadowhall director Darren Pearce.

Ian Horton, a personal tax manager for Barber Harrison & Platt, and Alan Lyons, an investor development manager for Creative Sheffield, have also signed up.

The comedy night has been organised as part of the Do Your Bit campaign to raise £1.3m for a new state-of-the-art research and treatment facility at Weston Park.

n Tickets can be bought at the City Hall Box Office for £15. To donate to Do Your Bit visit www.do-your-bit.org.uk.