Comedy raises more than a laugh

A FESTIVAL organised by a student comedy troupe at Sheffield University has raised more than £1,500 for charity.

Money raised during the Sheffield Student Comedy Festival, organised by "The Shrimps", will now be split between two charities – the South Yorkshire Eating Disorder Association and Sheffield Nightline, a student-run telephone advice and counselling service.

Daniel Pennells, chairman of The Shrimps and a third-year medical student, said: "The festival was a massive success with loads of students and acts coming down to enjoy a fantastic weekend of comedy.

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"The festival is a brilliant event and one of the best parts of it is that we can raise money for charity at the same time as hosting great comedy. This year's festival raised a massive 1,500and we are so proud of this amount.

"The festival is about getting as many students involved in comedy as possible and I feel that we really achieved that this year. I want to make sure it keeps going."

Next years Sheffield Student Comedy Festival is set to be held from February 25 to 27.

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