Comic relief for local charity

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A CHARITY from the Daventry area will be featured on BBC Radio 4 this weekend.

Geordie funnyman Ross Noble will use BBC Radio 4’s appeal slot on Sunday morning to highlight the work of Riders for Health, based in Pitsford.

The charity provides reliable transport to health workers in Africa.

A Riders for Health supporter for many years, Mr Noble had the chance to see its work first hand when he visited Kenya. He has also donated the proceeds from the sale of a limited edition poster during his recent tour to the charity.

Mr Noble said: “I’m really pleased to be supporting Riders. They are a dynamic and highly-effective charity where you can really see the effects making an impact on people’s lives.

It’s simple really: with reliable transport, almost anything is possible. Without it, almost nothing is.”

The appeal will be broadcast at 7.55am on Sunday and repeated at 9.16pm, and once again on Thursday at 3.27pm.

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