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Karen's Retirement Bash

Fundraising for The Brain Charity

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  • Event: My Retirement, 07 Jun 2017

The Brain Charity

We help people with neurological conditions to be happier, healthier and more active

Charity Registration No. 1114999

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Many of you know that I'm retiring from PwC in the summer to join Mark at the farm. I have an opportunity to build on the business we've created at the farm. As a side interest we've also been hosting House Gigs, Music Festivals, and Comedy Cottage Nights. Starting as a favour to a friend raising money for her daughter to go to Kenya helping build a school, we've been fortunate to be involved raising funds for lots of worthy causes. I've really had a ball at PwC over the last 20 years, and having worked with so many teams, wanted to share a leaving bash with lots of you. I'm delighted to therefore invite you to a special Retirement Comedy night on the evening of 7th June in More London.


Sajeela Kershi
, who has run the Comedy Cottage for 11 years, has kindly agreed to MC the show. Sajeela started performing standup in 2006 and is a veteran of the Edinburgh Fringe, touring her shows Immigrant Diaries and Shallow Halal at such diverse venues as the House of Lords, Womad and Crawley Hawth. She is an Asian Women of Achievement award winner and is one of Huffington Post's top funny women to follow on Twitter.

We've got three great acts lined up;

Nathan Caton - Mock the Week, Russell Howards Good News, Soccer AM (plus loads more)


Phil Lucas - Komedy Krater, Glee Club (not that Glee Club!), Comedy Knights


Gemma Layton - also known as Mercedes Benson and others.

support my wish to raise money for a good cause..... Those of you coming will also get the opportunity to say Taarraa to Tim Walsh, who is also retiring from the team in May. Over the past 18 months, the Firm has supported Tim Walsh to work with The Brain Charity Tim is to become one of the Trustees and will generally become more involved on a day to day basis. The Brain Charity offers emotional support, practical help and social activities to anyone, anywhere, with a neurological condition and to their family, friends and carers. There are hundreds of different neurological conditions including stroke, brain injury, dementia and many rarer conditions. The Brain Charity is here for every single one of them. Being diagnosed can be a frightening and bewildering experience; many people face unemployment, poverty, and social isolation as a result. The Brain Charity is here to help.

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