Joking around to help carers

Robert Lord

Robert Lord - Credit: Archant

THE Co-operative store in Portishead is hoping a three day comedy event will raise hundreds of pounds for its chosen charity of the year.

Employee Robert Lord is going to be putting his skills as a comedian to good use by joking around for 24 hours over three days.

Between September 26 and 28 Robert will be asking for donations as he tells jokes non-stop outside the Wyndham Way supermarket from 10am-6pm.

He said: “I’m practising every day and writing the jokes down because I can’t remember them all. I will have to tell an awful lot of jokes to fill the 24 hours.”

The Carers Trust supports young carers across the UK who face the challenges of supporting a family member or friend who is ill, frail, disabled or has mental health or addiction problems.

Co-op Portishead has already raised thousands of pounds for the charity this year by holding a variety of events and activities including an in-store cycle and a community fete.