Kevin Bishop among acts of charity event this holiday Brighton News

COMEDIAN and actor Kevin Bishop will be the special guest of a ‘Holiday Extravaganza’ to help raise funds for a charity for the homeless.

Knight Support’s night of DJ and live music at The Hope and Ruin in Queens Road this Bank Holiday Monday will see bands like The Quarks, Man Like Malcolm and DJ Brighton Andy Mac perform in support of Brighton’s homeless community and Hove.

Kevin will be joining the entertainment for the evening as the MC of the event.

The fundraiser comes as the charity resumes its regular awareness evenings with sleepers on the streets, after a hiatus due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Charity secretary Andy Babbayan said he hopes the fundraising night can become a more regular event.

“It will be a really fun night, with very good quality entertainment – and all of the acts are very passionate and community driven,” he said.

Andy added that the charity has been oversubscribed by volunteers, with businesses in the area also helping their efforts to support more people.

He said, “We were overwhelmed by their generosity and how well charity matches people’s values.

“It really shows the attitude in Brighton and Hove to take responsibility for the challenges facing the city.

“It’s very easy to say the council should do this, but we all have a responsibility to keep our city great and to help those less fortunate than us. ”

The association, run entirely by volunteers, intends to resume its awareness evenings from next Sunday (September 5), with the event money going to provide essential items to the homeless and to help the association get another van to expand its reach across town.

Andy explained that the organization keeps its overhead costs to a minimum, to ensure that the money donated goes directly to those who need it most.

The Bank Holiday Weekend Extravaganza takes place at The Hope and Ruin in Queens Road from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m., with an entrance fee of £ 5 or a donation at the door.

Those unable to attend can still donate through the association’s GoFundMe at

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This notice was published: 2021-08-27 16:00:00

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