Celebrated UK Comedian Visits Milton Keynes In Aid Of MK Storehouse
Bob Mills, celebrated as one of the UK’s funniest comedians and legendary star of TalkSport Radio and ITV’s ‘Win, Lose or Draw’ and featured on ‘Have I Got News For You’, ‘Never Mind The Buzzcocks’ and ‘They Think It’s All Over’ is to be performing a one-off stand up evening in the city, as part of a corporate fundraising dinner supporting the work of MK Storehouse.
The event on November 24th, hosted by Pictons Solicitors marks the first fundraising event the firm have organised in Milton Keynes and it is hoped will raise some much-needed funds for the clothing collection and distribution charity.
Sukh Saini, Managing Partner at Pictons, said: “As a business, we have always been committed to supporting local community groups. When we heard about the work of MK Storehouse, we were impressed by their vision and their impact and we knew we wanted to do whatever we could to help. We are delighted that Bob will be entertaining us for the night and our hope is that this event will go some way to investing into the long term future of the charity.”
MK Storehouse who are based in Stacey Bushes provide free second hand, good quality clothing to anyone in need from school age up to adults in Milton Keynes. The charity was launched in January 2016 and since it’s opening welcomed around 260 visitors in its first year, and in this its second year has already served over 550 guests. Relying on volunteers and donations the charity is keen to partner with local businesses to support the work.
Alan Smith, Manager of MK Storehouse said, “While we are a city that is growing economically, we know there is a growing need with those who are either homeless or living near the poverty line. We are so grateful to Pictons for giving us the opportunity to speak to other local businesses and continue to build a sustainable model that serves our city. We also think it will be a really fun evening.”
Tickets for the event, being held at Jaipur Restaurant in the city centre, are now on sale and companies can purchase tables or individual tickets at www.mkevents.org
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About Bob Mills
Bob Mills (MBE) is one of the most recognisable and respected comedians in the business. With over 30 years at the top of the UK circuit he is a bona fide comedy legend! His voice is pretty famous too, as not a week goes past without Bob and his distinctive cockney drawl getting an airing. He is one of the current stars of TalkSport Radio where he co presents every Friday with Jim White and TalkRadio where he has his own show ‘Tragedy Plus Time’ where he talks comedy to the biggest stars in the country. Perhaps his biggest achievement in radio was being crowned BBC 5Live’s ‘Fighting Talk’ champion of champions in 2010.
Bob is still fondly remembered for hosting ITV’s ‘Win Lose or Draw’ and starring in the late-night cult show ‘In Bed With MeDinner’ during the Nineties. However he has never gone away with regular television appearances on shows such as ‘Have I Got News For You’, ‘Never Mind The Buzzcocks’ and ‘They Think It’s All Over’.
He is also a BAFTA nominated writer and producer, responsible for two series of ITV’s award winning, critically acclaimed ‘Bob Martin’, giving Michael Barrymore his acting debut. On his debut as a film producer he helped Julie Walters to a Best Actress BAFTA in ‘My Beautiful Son’, also receiving his own coveted nomination from the Academy.
As a live comedian Bob is simply sublime, when he hits the stage other comedians stand and watch as they know they are witnessing a master at work. With unique charm, wit and hilarious stories Bob always delivers huge laughs. You’re in for a treat!
“His after dinner speech went down a storm – the room was full of laughter and smiling faces. Just great!”
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‘He holds our attention beautifully, making us genuinely interested in what he has to say……..a rewarding experience’ – Chortle