Charity show for Crissy

Television star and comedian Crissy Rock.
Television star and comedian Crissy Rock.

A COMEDIAN and television star is set for another town performance in support of a charity helping those who have a lost a family member through murder or manslaughter.

Peterlee-based Crissy Rock, best known for her role in much-loved ITV show Benidorm, is now a patron for Liverpool-based charity Families Fighting for Justice (FFFJ).

Crissy, who also starred in the most recent series of I’m A Celebrity, Get Me Out Of Here, has just finished a UK tour, but will be back on stage in Hartlepool later this month as she bids to raise money for the cause.

An Evening with Crissy Rock will be held at the Belle Vue Club, in Kendal Road, Hartlepool on Friday, July 20.

It will be the first time Crissy has performed in Hartlepool since a show following her stint in the jungle – and the television star can’t wait.

“Hartlepool is always a great place to visit and work,” she told the Hartlepool Mail.

“After the jungle I received a great welcome from a packed house in Hartlepool so I’m looking forward to doing it again and raising funds for a charity that is very close to my heart.”

Families Fighting For Justice offers guidance and advice to people whose family members have been victims of a murder or manslaughter.

The charity was launched in 2008 by Jean Taylor who lost a sister in 1998, a son in 2000 and a daughter in 2004, all to acts of homicide.

Crissy added: “I have worked with FFFJ for a while now.

“The work they do is absolutely magnificent and much needed.

“They help people and families who are left in the dark and become lost, isolated and confused through losing a loved one.

“I have been one of the lucky ones, my TV, film, book and live stage work have been great for me, the charity work allows me to give something back to people who need a helping hand.”

The event next month, which will contain adult material, has been organised by Crissy’s close friend and Hartlepool-based publicist Paul ‘Goffy’ Gough.

Tickets, priced at £5 can be bought from the club on (01429) 273974 or Goffy Media on 07990588424.