Summer Comedy and 'Curryfest' Party Night
raises £1,000 for Reading Launchpad Homeless Charity


raising funds and having a laughReading Lions held the ninth of their successful Comedy and Curry Nights on Wednesday 20th July at Asian Spice Restaurant, Overdown Road, Tilehurst raising a fantastic £1,200 for Reading’s Launchpad homeless charity.

Rising local star Daniel Kielty was followed by Ollie Spencer getting the tears rolling, humorously recounting his life including rock and roll alongside the likes of Jeff Lyne and Roy Wood, both entertaining a sell out crowd.  Jason McMahon represented Launchpad and commented ‘It was a real pleasure to attend a Lions event for the first time, with lots of laughter and great community spirit.  The event raised awareness for Launchpad’s efforts and achievements in helping people from Reading back on their feet.  These people often come from backgrounds like you and me where circumstances can have devastating affects.  The money raised will make positive differences and help Launchpad to continue to help keep roofs over Reading’s peoples heads’. 

Reading Lion Mandy Young said ‘Taking over local restaurants, bringing in comedians and entertaining our guests has not only helped raise the profile and funding of charities, we as Lions have a great social event too.  Being a Lion to me is about having fun whilst we fundraise, something the 1.4 million Lions worldwide like to emphasise to anyone wishing to become a Lion or just help occasionally and be a ‘friend of Reading Lions’. 

If you like comedy and curry and even a party, the Reading Lions Christmas Comedy and Curry event will be announced shortly.  It will be our biggest one yet and is expected to sell out quick’.  To join the guest list register with  

A Reading Lions Event with all proceeds to    Launchpad-Logo-HQ2 

Lions Mandy & Andy Young