Comedy night to raise money for Northwood cancer charity

A comedy night that will raise money for a medical charity in Northwood that helps people affected by cancer and other serious conditions will be held in September, it has been announced.

Paul Strickland Scanner Centre is an independent medical charity at Mount Vernon Hospital which carries out monitoring and diagnosis of people with mainly cancer, but also other serious conditions using CT, MRI and PET/CT scanners as well as medical research. The charity has to raise money in order to continually update its scanning equipment and help make sure that patients receive the best possible care.

The comedy night, held at The Comedy Bunker in West Ruislip, will be headlined by comedian Paul Tonkinson, with Zoe Lyons as the opening act.

Zoe took her first steps down the comedy path in 2003 after training as an actress at the Poor School in London. She went on to win the Funny Women Competition in 2004 and her debut Edinburgh show was nominated for the comedy newcomer award. In 2008 she won the Dave, Funniest Joke of The Fringe Award. Zoe has appeared in many TV shows including Mock the Week, The Wright Stuff, Michael McIntyre Roadshow and many more.

According to entertainment website Comedyclub.co.uk, Paul Tonkinson is “a shameless and a self-confessed professional northerner. A master of mimicry and particular amusing accents, he takes his audience on a guided tour of Britain, using his observational skills – and those funny voices to find humour in almost every region in the UK and further afield.” He has been described as “brilliant” by The Independent.

·         The comedy night is taking place at The Comedy Bunker, The Fairway, Ruislip Golf Centre, Ickenham Road, West Ruislip, HA4 7DQ (directly opposite West Ruislip Underground and railway station), on Friday 1 September. Doors open 8am for 8.30am start. Tickets are £12.50 (£4 goes to Paul Strickland Scanner Centre); email appeals@stricklandscanner.org.uk or call 01923 844290.

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Jazz concert in aid of local charity helping cancer patients

If you love jazz and cream teas, plus you’d like to help local people affected by cancer and other serious conditions, you don’t want to miss our upcoming Garden Jazz with Tea in Chorleywood event this September.

Featuring the BSV Jazz Band, Paul Strickland Scanner Centre’s outdoor music event promises to be an enjoyable and relaxing outing for all the family.

The band were formed in 2006 and have an active membership of around 15 musicians playing a wide range of jazz and jazz inspired music. They have played for the Mayor of St Albans at the Annual Charity Ball and at many other events run by local and national charities.

Paul Strickland Scanner Centre is an independent medical charity at Mount Vernon Hospital which carries out monitoring and diagnosis of people with mainly cancer, but also other serious conditions using CT, MRI and PET/CT scanners as well as medical research. The charity has to raise money in order to continually update its scanning equipment and help make sure that patients receive the best possible care.

·         Garden Jazz with Tea in Chorleywood is taking place at Long Lane, Heronsgate, on Sunday 3 September from 2pm to 4.30pm. Tickets are £17  (£10 for under 12s). Book now by calling 01923 844290 or emailing appeals@stricklandscanner.org.uk – advance bookings only. Please bring your own picnic rug and chair.

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About Paul Strickland Scanner Centre

Paul Strickland Scanner Centre is an independent medical charity based at Mount Vernon Hospital, a specialist cancer centre located in Greater London.

We provide comprehensive scanning services to the NHS and private health sectors for the diagnosis, treatment monitoring and research of cancer and other serious diseases, using leading edge PET/CT, MRI and CT scanners.

We offer the highest quality imaging services with specialist staff to deliver excellence to all patients and clinicians.

Legacies and donations help fund new scanners which have to be replaced every 3 – 5 years. Annually, we undertake more than 13,000 scans giving patients the opportunity of a healthier future.

For more information, visit http://www.stricklandscanner.org.uk