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Comedy event to raise cash for Harry Moseley charity

A comedy extravaganza is being held today to raise cash for a charity set up by tragic young brain cancer victim Harry Moseley.

Harry Moseley, who died aged 11 two years ago after a four-year battle with cancer Credit: ITV Central

Local professional stand-up comics including Mickey Sharma, Karen Bayley, Andy White and Steve Day will perform at Highlight Birmingham today to raise cash for Help Harry, Help Others.

The charity was set up by Harry, who died aged just 11 in October 2011 after a four-year battle with brain cancer.

He raised hundreds of thousands of pounds for charity during his young life.

Charity donations for channel swimmer reaches nearly £80,000

Susan Taylor preparing for her swim of the Channel for the Rainbow's Hospice Credit: Facebook

The amount of money donated to a charity supported by swimmer Susan Taylor has reached nearly £80,000.

Susan from Barwell in Leicestershire was swimming across the English Channel to raise money for the Rainbows Children's Hospice in Loughborough when she collapsed and died.

Yesterday, hundreds attended her funeral.

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Mourners arrive at Leicestershire swimmer's funeral

Mourners are arriving at St Mary's Parish Church, at Barwell in Leicestershire, for the funeral of Susan Taylor.

Guests enter at the church for Susan Taylor's funeral Credit: ITV News Central

Mrs Taylor died two and a half weeks ago, after suddenly collapsing during an attempt to swim the English Channel.

Mourners arrive at the funeral Credit: ITV News central

At the time the 34-year-old was attempting the 21 mile swim to raise money for charity - including the Rainbows Children's Hospice in Loughborough.

Mourners arrive at the church Credit: ITV News Central

Channel swimmer's funeral to be held today

The funeral of a woman from Leicestershire, who died while attempting to swim across the English Channel, is being held today.

Susan Taylor preparing for her swim of the Channel for the Rainbow's Hospice Credit: Facebook

Susan Taylor collapsed as she approached the French coast.

The swimmer, from Barwell, was raising money for charity. Her online donation page has raised over £65,000.

Kasabian pleased to be involved in charity match

Chris Edwards, from Leicestershire rock band Kasabian, told ITV News Central the reasons why the band decided to be part of the Joe Humphries Memorial Trust charity match.

The bass player led out a Kasabian team which lost 4-2 to a Leicester City Foxes Legends team at Quorn FC.

Video courtesy of Pukaar News.

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