Blindingly Funny Comedy Night Leaves Attendees in Stitches and Raises Awareness of our Charity

Our Blindingly Funny comedy night captivates hearts and raises funds and awareness for our mission of supporting individuals living with sight loss

On February 6th, 2024, our Blindingly Funny comedy night, which took place at The Tobacco Factory Theatre in Bristol, lifted the spirits of everyone who attended with an evening of great hilarity. Organised by Sight Support West of England the event was a resounding success, featuring five outstanding acts that had the audience roaring with laughter throughout the night.

The night boasted a fantastic lineup of comedians, with each highly amusing act leaving the audience in stitches.  We had Louise Leigh as compere, Jake Donaldson as headline act and Si Deaves, Lizzy Lenco and David Johnson as incredible support acts.

Jake Donaldson on stage, the background is black and the floor is grey. He is holding a stand mic and leaning it forward as he steps forward.

Jake Donaldson

Louise Leigh speaking into a mic. She is wearing yellow trousers and a patterned top.

Louise Leigh

Adding to the excitement, the BBC Points West team graced the event, conducting a live interview with Lizzy Lenco, Jake Donaldson, and our very own Community and Corporate Fundraiser, Jane Ibbunson. The interview shed light on the importance of using comedy to raise awareness for our charity as well as awareness of some of the issues faced by blind and partially sighted people. As Jake Donaldson said “I’ve found that comedy definitely helps facilitate easier and more useful conversations about disability” Find the interview by follwoing this link, the interview starts around 21 minutes in to the programme  Points West programme Tues 6th Feb

The BBC further highlighted the event with a news article, amplifying our efforts to raise awareness and garnering attention from new clients who wish to support our cause. Read the article by following this link. BBC news article

We extend our gratitude to all who bought tickets for the evening and raffle tickets for our Sarah Millican raffle prize, we appreciate your help in raising essential funds for our ongoing services.

Our Blindingly Funny comedy night was not only an evening of entertainment and fundraising but also a powerful platform for promoting our charity’s cause. Through laughter, we shone a light on the challenges faced by those living with sight loss, and we thank everyone who joined us in this endeavour.

For more information on our upcoming events check our What’s On section of the website and if you would like to know how  you can support us further, visit our Get Involved pages.


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