A woman from Cumbria recently raised more than £2000 for charity with a comedy night in memory of her late father. 

Five years ago, Kathryn Magnay and her family found themselves in the position that no family wants to be in.

After a long illness, Kathryn’s father Howard wanted to remain in his own home, to be surrounded by the people that he loved.

Hospice at Home provided care and support not only for Howard but for Kathryn and her family.

 Kathyn had an idea for a fundraiser for Hospice at Home, and set about to do what she could to support the charity that helped her through that tough time.

With the help of Paul Radcliffe, the pair brought together a comedy night at the Greenhill Hotel in Wigton that had people clutching at their sides with laughter.

Comedian and compère Howard Nicholson took the audience through a night of giggles, which included Les Gibson, who appeared on Britain’s Got Talent!

Along with a tasty tattie pot supper, auction and raffle, Kathryn and Paul were able to raise £2040 for Hospice at Home.

Kathryn said: "Not only did they care for my Dad but they also supported us as a family. So to give back and my huge thanks to Hospice at Home, not that I can ever thank them enough, I put on this event."

Jenny, from the charity, said: "Meeting Kathryn you can see how much it meant to her to put on such a successful event. We are so grateful to her and everyone involved in the comedy night.

"Hospice at Home will always be free for patients, but with rising costs across the sector, having people like Kathryn raising £2040 for us is truly amazing and we couldn’t thank her enough."

The Hospice at Home service covers 1,500 square miles from the Scottish Border to Stainmore and Allonby to Alston. The amount it need to raise in this financial year is £1,718,901.48.

Anyone interested in raising funds, becoming a business partner or volunteering should contact the Hospice at Home fundraising office.