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EXCLUSIVE: Next comedian for "Jon Richardson & Friends" revealed

The event's been organised by a local man to raise money for Muscular Dystrophy UK

Published by the Mix96 News Team at 5:44am 24th October 2019. 3-minute read.

EXCLUSIVE: Next comedian for "Jon Richardson & Friends" revealed

Next year a group of famous comedians are coming to Aylesbury to raise money for a vital charity and the next name on the line-up has exclusively been revealed to Mix96.

"Jon Richardson and Friends" will be supporting MD UK, the national charity for Muscular Dystrophy.

Mix96 have spoken to Jon who have told us the next comedian on the line-up is Russell Kane.

It's all after local man Martin Hywood started a fundraising mission when he was diagnosed with the condition.

He has raised over £150,000 in just a number of years, which will go to vital research as there is still no cure yet.

Jon supported Martin early on in his fundraising efforts - he told us why:

"It sort of blows my mind really, that so many people are affected by something that so many people haven't heard of and there is currently no cure for.

"The easiest way to think about it is that each ticket pays for an hour of research for a trained professional to look into it.

"That's the good deed we're doing if you can get a ticket."

Jon said Martin is an absolute inspiration:

"His attitude is an inspiration to anyone.

"I suggest anyone that doesn't know about Martin to look into his Muscles Matter campaign and read about some of the things he's done.

"He complains far less than I do and he really could if he wanted - but that's from someone who's made a profession out of complaining the length and breadth of the country about very little - he's an inspiration."

More names will be added to the line-up in the next coming months.

The event is taking place on Thursday 9th April 2020 and tickets go on sale tomorrow morning (25th Oct).

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