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Leadmill comedy night free for NHS Workers

The Leadmill is hosting ‘NHS Full House’ comedy event this weekend with no-cost tickets for NHS workers and support from The Lord Mayor of Sheffield 

The Leadmill event on December 19 will be hosted by Jonathan Mayor and feature comedians Rob Rouse, Allyson June Smith, and Pete Selwood.

Rouse has ‘comedy guaranteed to lighten even the darkest of moods… always a step ahead of your expectations’, according to Edinburgh Evening News, whilst comedy legend Jason Manford called Smith ‘one of the funniest comedians I’ve ever worked with’.

Selwood, who recently had his TV debut on ITV’s Emily Atack Show, and host Jonathan Mayor, the official tour support for Sarah Milican, also headline the comedy night.

The event, funded by the ‘Ticket Fund’ from Tickets for Good and WeGotTickets, is free for NHS workers with only a small booking fee of £3.50 to secure tickets.  

Following a conversation with the current Lord Mayor of Sheffield, Gail Smith, Tickets for Good have also pledged an allocation of tickets, with completely no fees attached, to the Lord Mayor’s chosen charities.

This includes The Salvation Army, the Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and Friends of Hi5s.

NHS Staff can sign-up and apply for these free tickets and discounts to major events by visiting https://ticketsforgood.org/nhs/

The Lord Mayor of Sheffield said: “In my role as Lord Mayor, I’m meeting some amazing people who have done amazing things before and during the pandemic.

“It’s so nice to be able to say thank you to some of these people who have worked so hard during this time.”

‘NHS Full House’ events are supported by the Ticket Fund, a new project spearheaded by Tickets for Good to encourage businesses of all kinds to support both the NHS and the UK’s world-class live performance industry with fundraising, sponsorship and one-off donations to put towards tickets for NHS workers to attend high-profile events.

Rose Wilcox at The Leadmill said: “It’s part of the Leadmill’s mission to ensure that Sheffield’s comedy scene is a welcoming place for everyone, so we’re very excited to be creating our first NHS Full House event in partnership with Tickets for Good and the Ticket Fund.

“Hopefully we can spread some festive joy to NHS workers and their loved ones, and introduce some of the UK’s best comedic talent to people who might never have visited us before!”

With more than £10,000 already raised by WeGotTickets (https://www.wegottickets.com/) customers alone via checkout donations, it’s hoped that the flagship Christmas gigs will showcase the tangible positive impact of live events on NHS teams’ mental wellbeing after a tough time.  

 




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