Charity to gain from hotpot night

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A HEYSHAM man is hosting a night of music and comedy which he hopes will help enrich the lives of orphaned children in the Caribbean.

Gary Hebblewhite is organising Lancashire Evening – a hotpot of music and comedy to support the Okipe children’s Village Project in La Gonave, Haiti.

The event will be held at Morecambe’s Midland Hotel on Tuesday, April 17, from 7.30pm.

It features two folk-comedians: Norman Prince, BBC personality and ex-Houghton Weavers’ frontman, and Paul Johnston, former member of leading folk group, The Fivepenny Piece.

Gary, who works as project manager with Manchester United, previously visited Haiti with charities LemonAid and the Manchester United Foundation, witnessing first hand the need for such help.

Tickets for the event, which will include hotpot supper, charity auction and prize raffle, costs £25. Tables of eight are available for groups.

All proceeds will go towards the building of an orphan’s village on the impoverished island of La Gonave. Currently, 75 children live in one rundown building looked after by one amazing lady, Madame Soliette.

See the Lancaster Guardian (12-04-12) for full story.