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Visit from our Charity Ambassador Joe Lycett

A popular TV personality and well known comedian was the special guest of a Tamworth charity this week.

Joe Lycett, who has appeared on Live at the Apollo, Taskmaster, Never Mind the Buzzcocks, 8 Out of 10 Cats, QI and many other shows, was welcomed to the Tamworth Wellbeing & Cancer Support Centre.

Paula Da-Silva, centre manager and a Herald Hero winner, said: “Joe Lycett is our charity ambassador and came to visit the centre on Monday.

“He has visited a couple of times before and really loves the place. He said that it feels really friendly and welcoming. He also said he is very proud to be our ambassador.

“He plans to help us out by raising our profile and by popping along to visit us when he can, and also attending some of our events when possible.”

Explaining what Monday was all about, Paula added: “The purpose of the visit was to work with me to finalise a script for an advert for Radio Tamworth. Last year we won an award at the Radio Tamworth Awards and part of the prize was a free month of advertising on Radio Tamworth.

“One of our volunteers Louise Vernon also won a fundraiser of the year award so she donated her free month to us too. I thought Joe would be the perfect person to be the voice of our advert, as our ambassador and because he has a recognisable voice. I thought it would have more of an impact than people having to listen to my voice!

“So Joe very kindly agreed to help us out. We worked on a script together to convey the best message we could in a short space of advertising time and went along to record with Mark Paul at Radio Tamworth. Mark has also very kindly donated his time to record and edit the advert for us so we are extremely grateful to him too. We are now very excited to hear the final version going out on the airwaves very soon!

“Our next big event is a Pink tribute night at Wilnecote Working Men’s Club on Friday, May 10. Tickets are £10. People can find the event on our Facebook page or call 01827 899590.”

Joe added that it was “so nice to see everyone at the centre”.

“We all know too well the damage and heartache cancer causes, but also how scary and lonely it is for those who have been diagnosed,” he said. “The Tamworth Wellbeing & Cancer Support Centre is essentially a big box of angels who provide a ton of different support, advice and compassionate care.

“I’ve visited the centre and seen first hand how amazing it is and am proud to call its manager Paula my friend.”