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Romford teenager laughs the night away with comedian Russell Kane

PUBLISHED: 12:06 19 April 2017 | UPDATED: 12:06 19 April 2017

Comedian Russell Kane and Romford teenager Harry Luxton at Haven House Children's Hospice first ever comedy night. Picture: Haven House

Comedian Russell Kane and Romford teenager Harry Luxton at Haven House Children's Hospice first ever comedy night. Picture: Haven House

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A teenager who suffers from a debilitating condition enjoyed an evening of laughs on Tuesday, with some of the country’s top comedians.

Harry Luxton, 17, from Romford and who suffers from Duchenne muscular dystrophy attended the Haven House Children’s Hospice comedy night at the Union Chapel in Islington with his family.

Nearly 300 people attended the event which raised more than £7,500 for the charity based in Woodford Green, and the teenager was able to meet comedian Russell Kane backstage.

He said: “It was a really good night and I haven’t laughed so much in a long time. Russell was a great compere.”

Russell added: “It was a brilliant night and I was thrilled to take part and support a hospice so local to me.

“Being able to help means a lot and I was delighted that I was able to meet some of the families in the audience.

“Also the acts were bloody funny.”

Since 2003, the charity has provided palliative and holistic care for more than 650 babies, children and young people up to the age of 19 who have life-limiting and life-threatening conditions.

For more information on the charity or its circus-themed summer fair on July 2, visit havenhouse.org.uk.


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