All women ‘Make Me Roar’ comedy line up at Malt Cross

Calling all Nottinghamshire women… it’s time to Roar!

Bookings are now open for the ‘Make Me Roar’ comedy night hosted by YMCA Robin Hood Group and the grade-II listed Malt Cross music hall on Friday 27 May 2022.

Roar comedy malt cross nottinghamGuests can expect to laugh and roar as an all female line-up storms the stage with their fresh live material for the fundraiser.

Make Me Roar will showtime six upcoming and touring local and national women comics, who have chosen to support the night in aid of the Y’s Girls Mentoring programme. Y’s Girls supports vulnerable girls (aged 9-14) who are at risk of developing mental health issues by connecting them with mentors from a range of different backgrounds in Nottinghamshire to provide support that positively influences their lives.

Event organiser Jo Bradley-Fortune, Group Director for Corporate Development and Fundraising at YMCA Robin Hood Group said: “As a ‘women supporting women’ event, Make Me Roar is using comedy to unite in the celebration of all women, whether they’re bi-sexual, straight, lesbian, asexual, trans, cis, disabled, non-disabled and of all races and ethnicities.

“This is the first all-female comedy line-up I’ve seen for a long time, and our fundraiser hopes to champion women’s talent and generate funds so young girls can grow into the best versions of themselves they can be through Y’s Girls mentoring programme. It is through creating these positive cycles that women can help each other to build in strength and confidence to fulfil our true potential in society.”

Comic Lesley Kershaw, who is currently touring the national comedy circuit and will travel from Manchester to support the gig, said: “I feel privileged to support such a worthy cause. We as women realise the challenges young girls face, and I for one want to help.”

Joe Piliero, Executive Director of Hospitality at YMCA Robin Hood Group, added: “With YMCA Front Room @ Malt Cross playing such an important role in our community, it feels only right to establish our music hall as a flagship venue for ensuring women’s safety and empowerment. Make Me Roar is one of many events we will host that elevates agendas of social responsibility in support of our charity’s life-shaping frontline services for vulnerable young people in Nottinghamshire and beyond.”

The event is open to women and their male guests. Tickets are £8 (£10 on the door); suggested donation of £3 for unemployed guests. Y’s Girls mentors will be available on the night if anyone wants to find out more about the programme and how to become a volunteer.
Refreshments will be available to purchase throughout the evening.

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