Leicester Racecourse stands up

Leicester Racecourse get involved in stand-up gig for charity

Leicester Racecourse has always been keen to get involved in charity events and fundraising. This year, they’ve taken it one step further, and General Manager, Rob Bracken, will be taking to the stage to perform in the Stand-Up Challenge for the Big Difference Company.

Taking place this November, not only is Rob gearing up to get the crowd laughing, ‘The Kube’ at Leicester Racecourse is also hosting the event. It’s the first time Rob will perform an original stand-up routine, and he’s not alone. Amongst the 12 other brave business people from the area, it will be a first 5 minutes of fame for most, and all in aid of charity.

“The Kube really is the ideal space to host any event, so I thought this would be the perfect occasion to try something new and hold the Stand-Up Challenge here at the Racecourse!” – Rob Bracken, Leicester Racecourse.

While most contestants may be practicing in front of their friends and family, or rewriting countless routines, Rob has chosen to prepare a little differently…

“In the run up to the event, I’ve been going to the gym a lot. I think if you get your body in shape, the mind will follow! Something else I’ve taken up is Tai Chi, helping me find my inner peace, and focus my skills on to being funny!”

Jarred Christmas will be hosting the Stand-Up Challenge, and guests will be treated to a two course buffet dinner, the comedy show itself, and an after show party.

All proceeds from the night will support Big Difference Company. The charity aims to improve the health and wellbeing of communities across the UK. Recent projects have included engaging with people living with arthritis to encourage them to live healthy lives and exercise, as well as projects working with older people and children and young people.

Tickets are £47.50 and can be purchased here: http://leicesterbusinessfestival.com/events/stand-challenge-leicester-2016