NAOMI House and Jacksplace have raised more than £11,000 with a comedy night at the Theatre Royal.

The event brought together a range of comedians, with all the money raised going to support the work the hospices do.

The evening, which sold out within 28 hours of going on sale, was hosted by Winchester comedian Paul McCaffrey, who was joined on stage by Romesh Ranganathan, Cally Beaton, Esther Manito and Gbemi Oladipo.

Hampshire Chronicle: (Left to right: Cally Beaton, Esther Manito, Paul McCaffrey, Gbemi Oladipo, Romesh Ranganathan)(Left to right: Cally Beaton, Esther Manito, Paul McCaffrey, Gbemi Oladipo, Romesh Ranganathan) (Image: Naomi House)Alongside the stand-up routines, the audience could also take part in a raffle during the intermission, with the top prize being a signed poster from the event.

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All of the performers volunteered their time for the evening. After fees, the rest of the money raised will fund approximately 500 hours of nursing care at Naomi House and Jacksplace.

Paul McCaffrey said: “What a fantastic night! It was an honour to be asked to help organise this event for such a wonderful organisation and I’m so delighted with how it went. All of the incredible acts gave their time for the cause and put on a great show and the audience was an absolute dream! I can’t wait to do it all again next year.”

Charlotte Patrick, events team leader at Naomi House, said: “We are absolutely delighted to have this all-star line-up of comedians supporting the hospices at Theatre Royal Winchester. We’re incredibly grateful and can’t wait for a fantastic evening of entertainment that is sure to be a sell-out. We look forward to seeing you all again next year with another exciting line-up of fantastic comedy.”

The hospices have a newsletter which advertises all the events that it holds, including future comedy nights. To sign up to receive the letter, visit the Naomi House website.