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King’s Lynn Beake Speaks meets stars of variety Bernie Clifton and Anita Harris and wishes luck to 8:56 Foundation





They say all good things come to an end at some point.

This will be the last column for the 8:56 Foundation who were voted by the Lynn News' readers as Charity of the Year.

I have worked with them on a weekly basis as they send in their weekly column which you can read online and in the paper.

Jenny Beake is a reporter for Iliffe Publishing and writes a weekly column Beake Speaks
Jenny Beake is a reporter for Iliffe Publishing and writes a weekly column Beake Speaks

It has been a pleasure not only to work with Adam and Matt at the foundation and to meet them at their events but to also see how hard they have worked to make the foundation a successful legacy to Lee Calton.

Goodbyes are hard and when a loved one has died as a result of suicide it must be devastating, for the person who was suffering mental health issues and for the friends and loved ones.

So I wish 8:56 Foundation all the best in their future and I will be staying in touch with them and it has been wonderful to see the charity go from strength to strength in bringing awareness to men's mental health through sport and communication. It's good to talk.

Reporter Jenny Beake and Bernie Clifton
Reporter Jenny Beake and Bernie Clifton

I haven't has as calamitous a week as I had when my car ran out of petrol and I was a damsel in distress.

Last Friday I went to see Classical Music Rocks at the church in Snettisham.

For anyone interested in learning about classical music the organisation put on concerts, this time was a solo violinist, who go into schools and chat to the pupils.

Reporter Jenny Beake and Bernie Clifton lark about at Legends of Variety in the Alive Corn Exchange in Lynn
Reporter Jenny Beake and Bernie Clifton lark about at Legends of Variety in the Alive Corn Exchange in Lynn

Philippa Mo performed and I do apologise to the audience there when my mobile phone beeped. Terribly embarrassing but I don't know how to turn it off.

I don't even know why it beeps either as there is never a message, perhaps it was the battery running out.

On Sunday I had the absolute pleasure of chatting to the Legends of Variety at the Corn Exchange in Lynn.

Reporter Jenny Beake meets Anita Harris in the Legends of Variety show
Reporter Jenny Beake meets Anita Harris in the Legends of Variety show

The show was a matinee and it was great to meet Bernie Clifton and you can read my review today in the What's On section. The online version has a video in it of myself with Bernie and it was a hoot to chat to him.

I had already chatted to Anita Harris in an interview and the stars of the show are great. Old school I would call them, as a compliment.

Talking of interviews a highlight this week was chatting to Clive Anderson, presenter of Whose Line is it Anyway, Loose Ends and Have I got News for You. He is bringing his solo show Me, Macbeth and I to the St George's Guildhall as part of the festival in Lynn.

It was a real pinch me moment as his voice is so familiar to me and it was such a pleasant chat. You can read it in today's What's On section.

Yakkety Yak.

I will be going to see the show and hope to get to meet the man himself. It was so great to speak to him having been greatly influenced by comedy myself, performers like Paul Merton and Josie Lawrence and 'Richard Vranch on the piano.'

For now though it is goodbye from the 8:56 and goodbye from me.



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