Comedian Rich Hall playing charity show as thank you to Charing Cross Hospital and Maggie's charity

Comedian Rich Hall will play a special show at the Bush Hall on Friday 14 April to raise money for Maggie’s West London cancer charity and support their work at Charing Charing Cross Hospital. The show is a thank you to everyone at Charing Cross and Maggie’s who recently cared for Karen, Rich's wife, when she was diagnosed with and treated for a form of breast cancer. Bill Bailey, Simon Evans and others will perform alongside Rich Hall.

Karen said: "I was struggling to process the diagnosis and impending operation, the endless meetings, conversations, check-ups, blood tests, scans. I felt so lost, one minute grateful it had been found early, to anger it was there at all. At one appointment, I broke down and my lovely Macmillan nurse Orla suggested I went to Maggie's - a charity set up to help people with cancer and their families... (if anyone's been down the Fulham Palace Road it's the orange building - can't miss it right next to Charring Cross Hospital).
"I went in - no appointment necessary - and was greeted by an 'angel'. I sat and cried, making no sense, while piling through a box of Kleenex. I snorted and spluttered everything I couldn't say to my husband my kids, my work colleagues, my friends... a stranger was listening and that is what Maggie's is. Someone there for you at your darkest moments. I went on to do a course there after my surgery - it helped make sense of what otherwise was the whirlwind of my life.
"No doubt my amazingly talented husband is incredibly grateful to Maggie's too, and with that we decided to give back in the only way we know - a comedy show! Every ticket sold will go direct to Maggie's - they rely entirely on donations to survive.
"Apart from Rich and his band, special guests will be announced closer to the night, but if you're up for some Friday night comedy at a beautiful venue for a most worthy cause, then this is the night for you!"
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