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Comedy night at March GER in aid of bronze statue fund for well-loved comic Jethro

Friends of the well-loved comedian Jethro are holding a comedy night to help raise funds for a statue to honour the legendary Cornish man.

The event is being organised by Rosa Hopkin, of Coldham, along with Tank Sherman a fellow comedian and life-long friend of Jethro and will be held at the GER Sports and Social Club in March.

Rosa explained: "This is a something very dear to our hearts. The fund currently stands at £7,200, the statue cost is £25,000 - any surplus raised will go charities that Jethro supported."

A comedy night is being held at March GER to help raise money for a statue of the late comedian Jethro.
A comedy night is being held at March GER to help raise money for a statue of the late comedian Jethro.

Jethro died at the age of 73 in December 2021 from Covid. The funny man was from St Buryan in Cornwall and he earned fame and adoration after spending more than 50 years travelling and performing live shows.

His rise to fame came after he made his TV debut on the Des O'Connor Show in 1990 and he performed at the Royal Variety Performance in 2001.

Rosa said the aim is to commission a six foot bronze statue of Jethro, which will hopefully be placed at Cambourne railway station, which was the butt of one of his jokes.

The GER event, which is being held on Saturday March 18 is one of two comedy nights being planned - the other will be held at Launceston Town Hall in Cornwall.

Rosa is the main organiser for the local event and is delighted that all performers, friends of the funny man: Tank Sherman, Jack Glanville, David Whitfield, Pete Southwell and Scarlette Von B, are giving their time free of charge.

The sound and lighting technician and photographer are also donating their time and the GER has offered the venue free of charge meaning 100 % of ticket sales will go to the statue fund.

Tickets for the show which starts at 7.30pm are on sale now and are available from the GER priced £20 or from Rosa on 01945 861096.

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