Hartlepool comic Danny Posthill plans Pools fund-raiser

Funnyman Danny Posthill is hoping to make a good impression with Pools fans.

Friday, 12th January 2018, 4:08 pm
Updated Friday, 12th January 2018, 4:10 pm
Danny Posthill

The Britain's Got Talent finalist, who grew up in the Rift House and Fens areas, is planning to hold a fund-raising night to help struggling Hartlepool United.

Now he is appealing for fellow comics to sign up for the bill.

Danny, whose celebrity take-offs include comedian Michael McIntyre, footballer David Beckham, show presenters Ant and Dec, and U.S. president Donald Trump, took to social media site Twitter in the search for support.

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"Just realised how much @Official_HUFC are in trouble," he Tweeted.

"I am willing to put a night on for free to raise money for the club. If there are any other comics who want to get involved let me know and we can put on a comedy night."

Football fans worldwide have rallied round to help Pools after news emerged that the club needs to raise £200,000 by January 25 to stave off the potential threat of administration, with the deduction of 10 points.

Supporter Rachel Cartwright set up a JustGiving page in a bid to raise the funds needed and more than 1,400 people have donated a total of more than £28,000 so far.

Anyone who wants to help can contact Danny via @PosthillDanny. To donate to the fund-raising page, visit https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/savehartlepoolunitedfootballclub