Hello my name is Nick banks, and i am a stand up comedian from Hartlepool, on the 28th march 2013 myself and 17 other comedians are going to undertake a unique challenge, not only to walk the full length of hadrians wall, but also to put on 6 comedy gigs along the way, each one compered by Pat Monahan, winner of itv's 'show me the funny'. Myself and my comic colleagues hope to raise money for THE CHILDREN AND YOUNG PERSONS KIDNEY FUND, based at Newcastle's Royal Victorian Infirmary (RVI)
During easter 2013, we will take 6 days to walk the 84 miles from the west coast to the east coast, from Bowness On Solway in cumbria to Wallsend in Tyneside. On each night of the walk we will put a comedy gig on to increase funds for the charity.
The reason we are doing the walk for the children's and young person kidney fund, is my best friends 2 year old son Harry has been diagnosed with chronic kidney disease. The treatment and support given to him and to my friend and his partner by the staff at the great north children's hospita at the rvi has been truly amazing, and i just want to say THANK YOU by raising as much money as possible for this fantastic charity.
The Paediatric Nephrology unit at the great north children's hospital at the rvi provides treatment for over 1800 children each year with referrals from all over the north east of england, as well as berwick, cumbria and north yorkshire. The childrens and young people's kidney fund supports the unit by raising money for new and innovative medical equipment, enhanced staff training, research projects and patient entertainment and activities, including treats for the childrn at christmas. The fund is administered by the Newcastle Healthcare Charity (reg no: 502473), one of two official charities supporting the works of Newcastle Hospitals.
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