Sun 11 Jan 2015
By Sophie Kyriakides
As fetured in our December Palmers Green & Southgate LIFE magazineEW
Little Heroes Cancer Trust (LHCT) was set up in 2009 by parents of children with cancer and is dedicated to helping and supporting children affected by cancer and their families. In 2007 Little Heroes CEO Colin Nesbitt’s little boy Reece was diagnosed with cancer aged 2 and the charity was borne out of firsthand experience of the trauma of watching a small child undergo treatment for cancer. LHCT’s aim is to put smiles on the faces of children with cancer and to give families a taste of ‘normal life’ at a very difficult time. It does this through providing gifts and toys to children in hospital, providing toys to hospitals, producing activity books to explain cancer in a child-friendly way and providing free caravan holidays. Most of LHCT’s funding comes from donations and it raises money by holding sponsored fire walking events run by its sister company Unite and Ignite. The West Yorkshire-based charity is a small local organisation providing a nationwide service working with children’s hospitals all over the UK. For more information ring 01274 288188 or visit www.littleheroes.org.uk
Chris Marco K performed his first one man show “The man that can’t be moved” at the Arts Depot theatre in North Finchley in September 2014. Reporters stated that it was a full house with an audience of 150, it was an eventful night with much laughter as the 26 year old comedian gave an amazing performance that left the crowd in stitches.
The show reflects on the comedians Greek Cypriot heritage and growing up amongst a huge family with his outrageous adventures and refers to real life scenarios affecting youth of today turning them into hilarious tales that all age groups can relate to. Chris has great energy and it was a brilliant night with cleverly written
comedy. The show raised funds for the Little Heroes Charity Chris explained,
“The charity helps put the smile back on children’s faces by giving them toys and gifts and sending families on holidays to enable them to rebuild their lives.”
Don’t miss Chris Marco K's next performance on the 31st January 2015 at the Dugdale Centre in Enfield town. Start the New Year with a great laugh, the Parikiaki newspaper highly recommended the show. For more information visit www.chrismarcok.com
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