COMEDIAN and variety performer Bobby Davro made a very lasting ‘impression’ at Woking Hospice as he prepares for the latest installment of his personal fundraising crusade.
Bobby, who is originally from Woking and is a patron of the hospice, spent time with the patients and staff in day care on Tuesday, keeping them laughing with a string of jokes ahead of his charity Gala Spectacular Show, which will take place at the New Victoria Theatre on October 12.
“I love coming to the hospice and meeting such wonderful people,” said Bobby. “The patients, staff and volunteers have such positive energy. It’s the reason I do the shows, to give something back to the charity after they took such good care of my mother at Sam Beare.”
She spent her last few weeks in the hospice’s care before passing away in 2010. Since then Bobby has pulled in more than £150,000 for the charity through a series of shows.
The bill already boasts a number of acts including Shakin’ Stevens, musical theatre actor Lee Mead, singer Zoe Birkett, Bucks Fizz, comedians Hal Cruttenden and Kev Orkian, and ace ventriloquist Paul Zerdin. Bobby has also promised some surprise acts on the night.
Fellow patron Peter Jordan sponsors the event and helps organise the show every year. Peter added: “It’s simply the best variety show that money can buy in this country. Who wouldn’t want to be part of such a brilliant evening?
Day Care Leader Kathryn Cutler, Bobby Davro, Betty Murray and Margaret Beaney
“I have worked on lots of charity events with Bobby but the Gala Spectacular Show really is the icing on top of the cake.”