'Support A Smile' charity event

The Comedy Store - 10 May 2019

comedy store

Victim Support Westminster, with the support of The Rotary Club of Paddington, is hosting a comedy benefit night on Monday 10 May 2019 at the Comedy Store.

The confirmed line up of comedians includes:

The doors and bar will be open from 6.30 pm and the show will begin promptly at 8 pm.

To book your £15 tickets, call Ticketmaster on 0870 0602340 or go to www.ticketmaster.co.uk.

You can also book tickets through www.thecomedystore.co.uk/london/lmainset.html. You will then need to click on the Ticketmaster logo and this will take you to the events page.

The Comedy store is located at 1a Oxendon Street, London, SW1Y 4EE. The nearest tube stations are Piccadilly Circus or Leicester Square.

For further information, please call Victim Support Westminster on 020 78284261.


Raising money by cycling from A to B. Literally.

To make a donation, go to www.fromatob.org.uk.

People talk about going from A to B all the time, but until now, no one has actually done it. A is a small cod-fishing village on an island off Norway, just inside the Arctic Circle. B is a small hamlet in Nebraska, about half way across the USA from New York. In April, Paul Parry is going to cycle the 6000 miles (more than three times the distance of the Tour de France) from A, Norway to B, USA.

paul parry

Paul will cycle to raise money for Victim Support Westminster and the British Red Cross. This epic journey will take him across Norway, down Sweden, Denmark, Germany, through Belgium to France. He will get a ferry across the channel to Dover, then cycle to Portsmouth, where he will jump on a ship to New York. From New York, Paul will head north-west to Ottawa, Canada, then west and south through Detroit and Chicago and eventually down to B, in Nebraska, the cornhusker state. He plans to get there by late August.

Paul will be cycling on a tandem (supplied by St John Street Cycles, www.sjscycles.com). Yes, that is a bike for two people. And Paul is obviously one person! The trouble is that cycling is a solitary activity - even with two people cycling together on their own bikes you can't safely hold a conversation. By cycling on a tandem, Paul will be able to pick up hitch-hikers, arrange for friends to join him for stretches of the journey and generally meet people while pedaling the miles towards B.

You can keep track of Paul's mission at www.fromatob.org.uk where you can make donations and see photos, links to his sponsors, message boards, news, maps, statistics, media clippings/links, competitions with prizes and sign-up for an email subscription.