The city’s town crier will be part of a group performing at the Lichfield and Hatherton Canals Restoration Trust’s spring show.
Ken Knowles was a founder member of Just Us, a group of entertainers who raise money for charities and good causes by way of variety shows comprising comedy sketches, monologues and music.
The group was formed in 1998 in Whittington, where it rehearses and performs, and has raised over £60,000 for numerous charities through its shows. Its services are provided free, other than a nominal charge to cover the cost of hiring rehearsal venues.
Most members have a link with Whittington but others come from Lichfield, Cannock Wood, Fradley and Tamworth.
Proceeds from the show will go towards the Trust’s David Suchet Tunnel Vision appeal, whose aim is to raise £1million to construct a canal tunnel under the cross city railway line.
The trust’s spring show will be held at Whittington Village Hall on April 7. Doors open at 6.30pm with supper served at 7pm before the show starts at 8pm, with a mid-performance break.
Tickets cost £15, inclusive of supper and show, and a bar will serve from 6.30pm. Supper is a Ploughman’s with a dessert of apple pie and cream. For details on booking visit the Lichfield and Hatherton Canals Restoration Trust website.