George’s poignant benefit show

KIRKCALDY;'George Low Benefit Show, 29th January 2012'Photo ; WALTER NEILSON
KIRKCALDY;'George Low Benefit Show, 29th January 2012'Photo ; WALTER NEILSON
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A WELL known local comedian, who has been diagnosed with terminal cancer, is staging three fundraising entertainment shows in Kirkcaldy and Glenrothes this month.

George Low - well known as Claude Bols - has organised an all-day benefit show at O’Connells pub in Kirkcaldy, and the Gilvenbank Hotel and Pinkertons bar, both Glenrothes, on January 29.

They will feature popular comedians, singers and after-dinner speakers including Frank McAvennie, former Scotland striker, Rangers goalkeeping legend Andy Goram, Bert Allan, George C Carlin, Mojo, Alan Walker and the Paper Lace Show, as well as auctions, raffles, question and answer sessions and discos.

The first show starts at O’Connells at 2.00 p.m, the second at Pinkertons, Pinkerton Road, at 3.00 p.m and the third at the Gilvenbank in Huntsman’s Road begins at 4.00 p.m.

They will all run til late.

George (65), has been on the comedy scene for more than 30 years performing across Britain and abroad.

He told The Press: “I was diagnosed with terminal lung cancer two months ago, although I have been ill since last May.

“I have had to cancel my life insurance and home insurance policies because they were just too costly and I wanted to get some money together so I could support my wife Vici, who is 20 years younger than me.

‘‘I can’t thank Dennis O’Connell (the owner of all three venues) enough for helping me put on these shows.

‘‘He has really gone out of his way to accommodate me.

‘‘I was able to start putting the events together quite quickly and it has taken two weeks to arrange.”

Tickets are £20 (including a free buffet) and people can use it to watch the acts they like at one venue before moving on to see performances at the other two. Tickets will be available to buy at all three venues.