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Comedy and music tribute to soldier
7:20am Saturday 24th August 2013 in News
THE parents of Drummer Lee Rigby, the soldier brutally killed outside the Royal Artillery Barracks in Woolwich, are coming to Thurrock for a Help For Heroes fundraiser being organised in his name.
Drummer Rigby was just 25 and left behind a girlfriend and two-year-old son when he was killed on May 22.
On Friday, August 30, a night of comedy has been organised at the Circus Tavern.
Members of Drummer Rigby’s family are expected to attend, including his mother and step-father.
Being organised by Tommy Brown and the Circus Tavern, the event, which is to be compered by Mick Pugh – one of South London’s best comedians – will feature eight other comedians, including outspoken Rainham-born Jimmy Jones and after-dinner speaker Keith O’Keefe. Music is being provided by 63-year-old East London singer and songwriter Linda Lewis.
She is joined by Cliche, Natalie Cook, Gary Driscoll, the Dualers, Dagenham Girl Pipers, Enlights and Poppy Jenners.
All acts performing are doing so free of charge. Money raised will be split down the middle, with half going to Help For Heroes, and the rest to Drummer Rigby’s family.
Bill Nicholson, of the Circus Tavern management team said: “I feel this is a tribute to our fallen British solider, not only from the Circus Tavern, but from Thurrock as a whole.”
Doors open at 7.30pm. Tickets are £10, plus a £2.50 booking fee.
Call the box office on 01708 863838.
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