A local fundraiser, for local people

6 May 2020 10:27
Published by: Scott Callan

LEAGUE of Gentleman star Steve Pemberton has donated unique memorabilia to be auctioned-off for Derian House Children’s Hospice in Chorley.

The Chorley-born star, and Derian House ambassador, will also be hosting an online quiz this Saturday to raise funds for the charity which offers respite and end-of-life care to children and young adults from across the North West.

Actor and comedian Steve, who also stars in ITV’s smash hit Benidorm, has given items from his private collection, including signed League of Gentleman scripts and TV props.

The keen quizzer himself will also turn question master this Saturday when he hosts a live Facebook quiz for fans.

Steve said: “I love doing quizzes and have raised over £60,000 for Derian House by playing shows such as The Chase, Celebrity Mastermind and Who Wants to Be a Millionaire.

“Now the tables have turned and I’ve devised my own quiz which will be fun to join in and hopefully raise much-needed funds for Derian House and the families they support at this most difficult time."

The live quiz, held on the Stars & Cars events Facebook page – one of the charity’s biggest fundraising events of the year – will also see Steve hosting a Q&A for fans.

Stars and Cars, an event showcasing memorabilia from the world of TV and movies, was due to take place at Bolton Arena on April 5, but was forced to be cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic.


Organisers have re-arranged the event for next year, but in the meantime are whetting fans’ appetites with weekly live shows featuring special guests, character Q&As and special backstage information.

Mick Croskery, hospice community fundraising manager and Stars & Cars organiser, said: “We’re really grateful to Steve for hosting the quiz and for donating some cracking memorabilia for auction. We think fans are going to snap it up and hopefully raise lots of money for the children and young people at Derian House.

“Steve’s quiz is just one of the live shows we’ll be bringing to fans in the coming weeks.

“When Stars & Cars was postponed, we knew it disappointed a lot of people for whom it was a highlight of the year.

“The majority of people have held onto their tickets for next year rather than ask us for a refund, so we wanted to do something special to than them as having to refund every ticket would have had a big impact on future events.”

Stars and Cars: The Live Shows featuring Steve Pemberton, will take place on Saturday, 9 May, at 5pm. Visit www.facebook.com/starsandcarsevents to join in.

You can bid on Steve’s auction items here: www.jumblebee.co.uk/starsandcars

Items for auction include a signed League of Gentleman tour brochure, Royston Vasey metal sign, original flyer from one of their first ever shows in 1995 and his own personal copy of an exclusive Local Shop sketch.

Also on offer is an original script of the first ever Inside No.9 episode Sardines signed by cast members, and props from his ITV series Whitechapel.


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