Brighton & Hove Impetus delighted at comedy honour

Brighton & Hove Impetus have said they feel very proud to have been chosen for the last laugh with Charity Chuckle which has been such a defining part of the third sector in the city for the last six years. The final Charity Chuckle will feature a fantastic line up of
comedians as well as a special mystery headliner at Brighton’s Komedia next week. The night will mark the end of an era for Charity Chuckle and will feature a headline slot by Hove comedian Zoe Lyons, who is also a volunteer for Impetus.

zoe lyons_boxThe local charity, Brighton & Hove Impetus are one of the leading organisations working to reduce isolation and improve the wellbeing of people in Brighton and Hove. They are thrilled to have been nominated as the chosen charity of choice for the final Charity Chuckle this month on February 9th. As Brighton’s first and best charitable comedy night, Charity Chuckle has been supporting local organisations since 2009 and will be going out with a bang this month in support of Impetus.

Jo Ivens, CEO at Brighton & Hove Impetus, explained: We are delighted that local comedian Zoe Lyons is one of our volunteers. Zoe volunteers for the Neighbourhood Care Scheme, a service that matches local people with isolated older and disabled people for weekly visits, social chats and activities. She is one part of our network of 250 volunteers connecting with isolated people across the city. The impact that volunteers like Zoe have on our scheme members cannot be underestimated and our service user tell us that simple things like someone to talk to make a huge difference”.

impetus-logoImpetus support some of the city’s most marginalised people including older people, adults with physical and learning disabilities and people with mental health problems by providing opportunities to connect to the local community through befriending, social groups, volunteering, and advocacy.

One of Impetus’s 68-year-old clients said: “Someone of my own age to chat to in my own home makes my house feel lived in. I look forward to her visits and If I’m feeling low she always cheers me up. She is better than just a friend, more like a loving relation.”

The team are looking forward to a fun evening and raising some money for Impetus. To buy tickets go to