Lowell’s fifth annual fundraising event is set to take place in March. Staff from the Leeds financial consultancy aim to prove that laughter really is the best medicine, and raise money for Leeds Cancer Centre through Leeds Cares.
The event is the brainchild of Jordan and Elizabeth Long, as a result of Elizabeth’s sister’s breast cancer diagnosis.
Jordan explained “This diagnosis shocked our families to the core and really opened our eyes to this terrible disease. We were driven to help in any way we could. We knew we weren’t doctors and couldn’t help physically, but we knew we could definitely help in raising awareness and money for the people who help on a day to day basis. Our idea was to create a way of making people laugh. As some would say ‘Laughter is the best medicine’ so we created ‘Laugh in the face of Cancer’.”
So far, the event has raised over £34,000 and included local performers, as well as Tom Stade, Joe Lycett and Paul Sinha. This year, Matt Reed will be joined by Lucy Beaumont, Stephen Cookson and Jarred Christmas – and a mystery guest who we can’t tell you about because, well, it’s a mystery.
Jordan said “Liz and I are really super proud and passionate about it and we wish to continue putting on this event for a long time to come. It’s a wonderful event which brings joy to a lot of people for a great cause.”
Laugh in the Face of Cancer 5 is at Leeds City Varieties on Wednesday 13th March. Doors open at 7.30pm and tickets are just £15.
100% of the money raised from ticket sales and a raffle on the night will go to Leeds Cares, to support the work of the Leeds Cancer Centre.
Book your tickets: https://www.cityvarieties.co.uk
Lowell are long-term supporters of Leeds Cares and have raised over £140,000 for the Leeds Cancer Centre through their Charity of the Year initiative since 2014.
Feature photograph provided by Leeds Cares.
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