Charity benefits from Laurel and Hardy fund-raiser

They had a lot of laughs doing it and the Sons of the Desert put smiles on the faces of a charity after raising money at their 25th annual Laurel and HarDay

Wednesday, 27th September 2017, 3:52 pm
Updated Thursday, 28th September 2017, 2:06 pm
Sylvia Barnes of the Alzheimer's Society accepts a cheque from Eric Woods

Fans of screen legends Stan and Ollie gathered at Bryn Masonic Hall for their silver anniversary festival which included film screenings, a one-man show, games and a special recorded message from comedy giant Sir Ken Dodd.

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There was also a raffle while visitors paid a modest £6 to get in.

The day raised £301 and Eric Woods, grand sheikh of the Widnes Come Clean tent (each branch of the Sons is named after a Laurel and Hardy film), who helped organise the Wigan festival, presented it to Sylvia Barnes, a care manager with the Alzheimer’s Society.