Birmingham’s Real Deal Comedy Jam has made a donation and given its support to a Christmas Gala dinner event for senior citizens in Smethwick.
The Second Annual Christmas Gala Dinner has been organised by the Black Business Community Initiative (BBCI) and takes place at The CAP Centre, Windmill Lane, Smethwick, on Saturday (December 19).
The free event is specially organised for senior citizens - whom some fought in World War II - as a way of showing gratitude to the people who have paved the way for many in the local community and society.
The BBCI was founded in October 2008, when business entrepreneur Kenneth Ivey approached five other black business owners - Beverly Johnson, Jacynth Brown, Doreen Forbes, Jenny Douglas and Derek Wilson - to embrace his vision of establishing a community group aimed at giving back to society's elderly and disadvantaged people.
He said: "Our vision is for BBCI to make a tangible difference in the community."
Having worked closely with disadvantaged senior citizens in Birmingham for two years, BBCI have seen the senior citizens' lives enriched through a variety of programmes and activities, including visiting senior citizens at residential homes to provide meals and entertainment, and in fundraising – a 12-mile sponsored walk from Wolverhampton to Birmingham raised over £1,000 towards this year's Christmas Gala Dinner.
For more information about BBCI and the Second Annual Christmas Gala Dinner, contact Derek Wilson on 07940 224 557 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Meanwhile, the Real Deal Comedy Jam brings its show to Birmingham on December 28, showcasing some of the funniest acts on the circuit.
The show, at Birmingham Town Hall, will see Robbie Gee return to the RDCJ stage after a four-year hiatus. The actor/comedian is perhaps best known for his character in the UK hit TV series 'Desmond’s' as Lee Graham, the trendy Cockney ladies man and ‘The real McCoy’.
Cocoa Brown is another performer with many talents and comedic characteristics. She appeared alongside Samuel L. Jackson in ‘Lakeview Terrace’ and has been described as 'a woman whose jokes and humour will have everyone roaring with shock and laughter'.
Joining them will be newcomer and rising star Miss London, comedy club host Quincy and American comic Shorty.
Real Deal Comedy Jam, Birmingham Town Hall, December 28.
Tickets: From £25 (Concession & student discount available)
Box office No: 0121 780 3333
Online booking: www.thsh.co.uk