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Top Comedian Supports Dorset Children's Hospice

Michael McIntyre

8:09am 13th November 2014

You probably know him best for his skipping-walking routine or his brand of observational humour but comedian Michael McIntyre is also a supporter of Dorset Children's Hospice.

He's dedicated the proceeds from one of his warm-up shows for his new UK tour to Julia's House.

Nurses and fundraising staff joined the star at the Duchess Theatre in London for an exclusive night of fundraising for the charity.

In the audience were film director Guy Ritchie and his fiancee Jacqui Ainslie who are both patrons of Julia’s House.

The comedian told guests: “The proceeds from tonight's performance are going directly to Julia's House. This wonderful charity cares for seriously ill children and their families in Dorset and South Wiltshire. I am particularly proud because Wiltshire is now my home county.”

He went on to rally the audience to contribute to a retiring collection:  “Some of the charity's nurses are here with us tonight so please give what you can to this wonderful cause.  We're very grateful for your support.”

Mr McIntyre has pledged to stage an additional charity show for Julia's House in Wiltshire next autumn.

Julia's House offers a home-based respite care service for life-limited children.

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