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Rutherglen mental health group’s comedy night raises money to help keep them afloat

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A Lanarkshire comedian has described a Rutherglen mental health group’s comedy night as one of his ‘favourite gigs’ as it raises money to keep them afloat.Mental Haggis, based in Morris Park Rutherglen, offers a service to those suffering from mental health issues.The group uses a range of new and different methods to allow people to feel safe and secure to open up, including holding comedy nights like on Sunday, October 8, where seven comedians performed.The Lanarkshire Live app is available to download now.

Get all the news from your area – as well as features, entertainment, sport and the latest on Lanarkshire’s recovery from the coronavirus pandemic – straight to your fingertips, 24/7.The free download features the latest breaking news and exclusive stories, and allows you to customise your page to the sections that matter most to you.Head to the App Store and never miss a beat in Lanarkshire - iOS - Android All the comedians did the gig for free, with all of the profits used from the £5 entry fee being used to aid Mental Haggis to continue to help their members.Founder Keith Marsden spoke about how key events like last night are in helping the group stay afloat, he said: “It was quite a successful night.

That was our third or fourth one, and each time, more and more comedians are coming to it.“We had around 20 people come down for the show.

We are really trying to spread the word, but it was great to see a couple of new faces.“These events help let people know where we are and these events are what is bringing in the money to keep us going.

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