Comedy duo at Alford event

Keith Lemon Clone and Frank Vernon Gallagher will be performing at Alford Corn Exchange.
Keith Lemon Clone and Frank Vernon Gallagher will be performing at Alford Corn Exchange.

Two talented comedy tribute acts will be appearing in Alford next month to raise funds for the children of fallen heroes who died serving their country.

Alford mum Cheryl Heath is hosting the event at the Corn Exchange on Saturday, May 11, in aid of Scotty’s Little Soldiers - after learning of the heart-breaking story behind the not-for-profit organisation.

“It’s an amazing organisation which helps children who have lost a parent during active service - it’s such a tear-jerker,” she said.

“Nikki Scott, who set up the organisation after losing her husband in Afghanistan, has won an award for what she’s done - she started it all from her kitchen in King’s Lynn - it’s really amazing.”

It is hoped the event will raise several hundred pounds towards the charity’s current goal of funding a new holiday home for the grieving youngsters it helps.

Cheryl has booked Keith Lemon Clone and Frank Vernon Gallagher to perform as part of their Double Trouble Tour.

Keith Lemon Clone’s tribute to the unorthodox fictional host of ITV’s Celebrity Juice made it to last year’s Britain’s Got Talent semi-finals, while Frank Vernon Gallagher - a tribute to the star of Channel Four’s Shameless - has proved a popular attraction at shows across the UK.

Cheryl hopes the show will bring something new and exciting to Alford, which she says is lacking in entertainment.

She said: “There’s not a lot going on for people in Alford so I thought a comedy night would be a good way of targeting younger audiences - it’s an adult show but I think it will be mainly for 18 to 40-year-olds,”

The dedicated charity supporter has previously hosted fundraisers in aid of local causes, such as the Wheels in Motion fundraiser to help a disabled Burgh le Marsh teenager buy a new wheelchair.

Cheryl’s daughter Tammy, who sang during the Wheels in Motion variety night will be also be performing at next month’s event, as will Dev Jenson - another talented local singer.

A raffle, raising further funds, will also be held on the night featuring prizes donated by Avon and Anne Summers.

Tickets cost £5 and can be bought from the White Hart pub in Alford or from Cheryl on 07591 488939.