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Belly Laughs raises over £9,000 for GWAAC

We’re delighted to announce that GWAAC has received over £9,000 from the special Bristol-based comedy night, Belly Laughs At Home.

On Sunday 10th May thousands of people from all over the country joined together for an evening of Belly Laughs At Home – an online event to celebrate Bristol and raise money for GWAAC and three other fantastic local causes. The event was a collaboration between GWAAC, FairShare South West, Julian Trust, Bristol Old Vic, alongside Mark Olver and Alex Ryder, the duo behind the Bristol-based charity comedy night, Belly Laughs.

With an initial target of £5,000 – we are delighted to announce that the total raised from the evening was a huge £36,045 for the four charities, meaning GWAAC’s share was just over £9,000 with more than 5,000 people tuning in to watch the show.

This money will make a huge difference to the lives of those in need across the region – and comes at a time when our community support is needed more than ever. Thank you to everyone who supported the event, and donated to our fundraising total.

Special thanks go to GWAAC’s star of the show, Specialist Paramedic in Critical Care, Pete Reeve, who filmed, edited, and starred in a short video describing the work we do, and how we are continuing to respond during COVID-19.

Although donations through Belly Laughs have closed, you can still show your support to GWAAC – and Pete Reeve – by donating online here.