Actress Pauline Quirke has challenged the young performing arts students at her nationwide Pauline Quirke Academies to join her in taking part in PQA’s Lots of Laughs Challenge, raising money for Comic Relief this Red Nose Day (15 March).
Pauline, who has played many comedy roles, including the much-loved Sharon in Birds of a Feather, participated in the challenge alongside PQA staff including her husband, Steve Sheen (PQA’s Chairman). Their son, actor Charlie Quirke, also joined in with the challenge too.
The students have honed the skills for delivering their favourite jokes during their weekly Comedy & Drama lessons and then filmed them for a video montage as part of their Film & Television lessons. Montages are also live on the Academy Facebook pages.
The students hope that in return for giving their online audience ‘Lots of Laughs’, those watching the videos will donate to Comic Relief, with the aim of raising money to help put a smile on others’ faces. The JustGiving link to donate can be found here: https://bit.ly/2THnbDi.
Pauline Quirke said: “We are keen to support Comic Relief and the invaluable work it carries out, including so many projects helping children and young people. Our PQA students have really got stuck into the Lots of Laughs Challenge – take a moment to watch their Academy videos this Red Nose Day…there are some really great jokes in there!”
Comic Relief is a UK charity which aims to create a just world, free from poverty. Since launching in the 1980s, it has raised over £1 billion to help people living tough lives across the UK and Africa.