Keen EACH supporter Griff Rhys Jones will lead an all-star line-up – to be announced later in September – and hopes to top the fundraising total achieved at the first event in 2019, more than £70,000.
EACH and Birketts hope the show, at the Ipswich Regent Theatre for one night only on 6 December 2021, will be another sell-out event.
Forced to cancel due to COVID-19 in 2020, Griff raided the cupboards of contacts in his little black book instead, with EACH’s Celebrity Bottom Drawer Auction raising almost £150,000 after the final gavel fell.
EACH Director of Fundraising Kevin Clements said: “Birketts’ sponsorship of Happy Christmas Ipswich 2 makes a huge difference to the work we can do – it guarantees that every penny raised on the night will go directly towards continuing care for local children and young people with life-threatening conditions, and support for their families. Griff has an uncanny ability to round up the funniest faces in UK comedy, so I encourage everyone to get a ticket for a fantastic night of entertainment.”
Birketts CSR Chair Grace Kerr added: “All year we have worked towards supporting the incredible work of EACH for children, young people and their families. Sponsoring this event made perfect sense as a final show of our commitment to their mission, and I am sure I will be among many colleagues in the audience that night. I’d like to thank everyone at Birketts as well for their fundraising work so far, having collected more than £26,000 in the first eight months alone.
We are still bursting with good ideas and look forward to a final push towards our £35,100 target as we enter the autumn.”
Early bird tickets are still available, starting from £35 (including booking fee), and can be purchased on the Ipswich Regent website or by calling 01473 433100.