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Over £2,000 Raised for Bristol’s homeless at B Block comedy event

Over 100 comedy fans piled into B Block pizza in Keynsham’s Chocolate Quarter for Belly Laughs, an evening of pizza and comedy that raised over £2,000 for Bristol charity The Julian Trust.

To bring food and comedy together for such a great cause is something we’re really proud of.

Belly Laughs

The brainchild of legendary Bristolian comic Mark Olver, Belly Laughs sees some of the best comedy talent tour Bristol’s small independent food establishments throughout January raising money for the homeless charity.

Olver created the series to showcase the city’s vibrant food and comedy talent in a month where both industries are typically slow, all while supporting a great cause.

Olver commented: “The event at B Block was the biggest of the series. It’s really special to see so many people come together for a laugh and to support a charity that does so much for the city.

“I’m really proud of what we’ve built with Belly Laughs and it’s great to have so many of Bristol’s restaurants join us. Money raised from each event comes from each ticket sold with B Block contributing an additional £10 per ticket on top of that, which is just brilliant.”

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A great cause

Adrian Kirikmaa, Food Development Manager at the St Monica Trust added: “Mark has always being a huge supporter of Bristol’s restaurant industry.

“To be able to work with him to bring food and comedy together for such a great cause is something we’re really proud of.

The Julian Trust does amazing work for some of Bristol’s most vulnerable people and we’re very happy to do our part to support them."

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Community hub

B Block, which opened in 2017, is an all-day restaurant specialising in authentic wood-fired pizzas and quality coffee and desserts.

The restaurant is a community hub, particularly for visitors meeting relatives and friends who live in The Chocolate Quarter, the luxury retirement living complex run by Bristol-based charity the St Monica Trust.

To find out more about Belly Laughs, follow @bellylaughs2 on Twitter and visit www.b-blockpizza.co.uk to find out more about B Block’s upcoming events.

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