Comedian goes for joke telling record while raising funds for Haverhill ultrasound

Betty McLatchy is hoping to set up a first aid service in Haverhill
Betty McLatchy is hoping to set up a first aid service in Haverhill

A comedian may have broken his own record for the number of jokes told in a minute while raising money for ultrasound equipment in Haverhill.

Clive Greenaway was performing at a fund raising dinner dance in the Thurlow Barn in Great Thurlow on Saturday, March 21.

The dinner was in aid of the Haverwell community fund which is hoping to raise money to buy ultrasound equipment for Haverhill.

Mr Greenaway was attempting to tell 33 jokes in a minute to beat his own record of 26 which he set earlier ion the month at Haverhill Arts Centre.

The record bid is now being considered by representatives from the Guinness book of records.

The dinner dance was attended by 74 people and £2,500 was raised in profit for the Haverwell campaign.

“It was amazing,” said town councillor, Betty McLatchy, founder of the Haverwell community fund.

“It went really well. I think he has broken the record.

“This will really help with the purchase of the ultrasound equipment.”

As well as the record joke bid, the event included music from local band, the Rinaldi Express and a flautist from Linton Jazz.

Mr Greenaway also performed a Tommy Cooper tribute routine.

There was also entertainment throughout the evening from comedian, Mr Cee,

Cllr McLatchy added: “When I first started this, nobody wanted to know. But now, the community is really pulling together.

“I think the community support in Haverhill is absolutely amazing, you just harness it properly to get fantastic results.”

Cllr McLatchy asked to thank David and Dianne Allin from Oasis, Radio Ha Ha, Miller Flooring Services, Preview Property Services, Jim Morgan and the Vestey family for their contributions to the event.