Hilarity With Heart: Jason Cook’s Comedy Club Partners With Hebburn Helps

Published: 25th April 2022

 

The Customs House are very excited to announce a partnership between
Jason Cook’s Comedy Club and Hebburn Helps Community Food Bank.

We are calling on our generous supporters to donate essential items to folk across the region who are struggling to subsist. Jason Cook’s Customs House shows are the biggest comedy clubs in the North East, attracting many hundreds of attendees each month. The partnership with Hebburn Helps will ensure that a small contribution from audience members will collectively make a big difference to the lives of so many who are finding things extremely tough.

Jason Cook commented “I’m so happy to be partnering with Hebburn Helps to get food out to those in our region who so desperately need help at the minute. It’s crazy to think that by telling a few jokes we might be able to make a difference, but our audiences have always been so kind and giving that I’m hoping this will be a great success”

Getting involved is very simple. If you hold a ticket for Jason Cook’s Comedy Club, bring along one item from the list below to drop into the designated donation points situated in the foyer of The Customs House. Your contribution will be added to the monthly donation to Hebburn Helps. Every single item donated will be most gratefully received.

The list of items urgently needed are: UHT Milk, Fruit Juice, Cereal, Baby Food, Tins: Meat: Mince, Stewed Steak, Meatballs, Hotdogs, Corned Beef, Jars: Pasta Sauce, Curry Sauce, Jam, Sandwich Spread, Meat Pastes, Dry Food: Rice Pasta, Instant Noodles, Tea Bags, Coffee, Sugar, Biscuits, Gravy Granules, Crackers, Rice Cakes, Toiletries: Toothpaste, Toilet Roll, Shower Gel, Hand Soap, Baby Wipes, Nappies, Sanitary Products, Deodorant, Washing Powder.

Angie Comerford, Co-founder of Hebburn Helps commented “We at Hebburn Helps are so unbelievably grateful for what you are doing for us. We are a food, clothing and baby bank and are in to our seventh year. In these uncertain times we have so many people using our service. We can expect anything up to 200 people coming through our door in any given week which as you can imagine becomes very worrying as we try to keep up the demand. We can’t thank you enough for your support. We are so desperate for help right now and are very grateful”

Ray Spencer, The Customs House Executive Director added “The Customs House has long admired the work done by the boroughs food banks. It comes as no surprise that Jason was keen to help those from his hometown who so desperately need support”.

For more information about the great work Hebburn Helps do within the community, please visit: www.hebburnhelps.co.uk.

Jason Cook’s Comedy Club returns to The Customs House on Friday 6th and Saturday 7th May with “Superstar In The Making” Stephen Bailey and Glen Roughead. Tickets priced at £14.50 are available online at www.customshouse.co.uk, in person from the box office, or by telephone on 0191 455 1234.