Comedy club helps to support local youngster

Punch Drunk Comedy club, who are raising funds for charity.
Punch Drunk Comedy club, who are raising funds for charity.

An award winning comedy club is rallying behind a youngster who is battling two severe lung conditions.

Bradley Tweedy, from Bedlington, was born with a tracheoesophageal fistula and atresia and a right sided diaphragmatic hernia, and spent his first full year of life in hospital.

Terrie Maddison and Bradley.

Terrie Maddison and Bradley.

The youngster came home on a ventilator and now requires oxygen 24 hours a day.

Last week Bradley went into theatre for his latest routine surgery, which will see him spend the next three weeks in hospital recovering from the intensive procedure.

Local comedy club, Punch-Drunk Comedy, are donated ten per cent of all ticket sales from their Bedlington event to Bradley’s Smile Trust, founded by Bedlington couple Terrie Maddison and Peter Tate Jnr, who will direct donations to charity financed organisations Crawford House and Little Miracles.

The charity was established in Bradley’s name to deliver financial support to two charity funded institutions that have helped Bradley and his family with care and support.

And the club will raise funds from an event this week towards a fitting homecoming gift for the youngster.

Gavin said: “The show of support from the Bedlington people for their local hero is just incredible.

“We watched on all day as image after image poured onto Facebook and Twitter to demonstrate the love and support for little Bradley. It was truly heartwarming.”

The event itself takes place on Tuesday, July 21, at The Netherton Club in Bedlington.

Entertainment will be provided by headliner Mick Ferry, of Michael McIntyre’s Roadshow, Nando’s Comic of The Year Penella Mellor, and Steve Shanyaski.

Tickets are available for reservation by simply Texting your full name and requirements to 07738 663379.

Punch-Drunk Comedy have pledged to donate an additional £200 to Bradley’s Smile Trust, should the attendance breach 200.