A COMEDY night being held this weekend is the latest fundraising event in memory of Halesowen man Benjamin Morse.

The ‘Charity Stand Up Comedy Night’ is being held at the Har De Har Comedy Club at Benjamins, Halesowen, this Friday (May 17), starting at 8pm.

This month marks the second anniversary of the death of staunch Arsenal fan Benjamin, who was murdered in 2017 aged 36, the victim of an intentional hit-and-run.

The Ben Morse Foundation charity was set up in his memory to support local causes, community projects and those in need of help.

The foundation has raised several thousands of pounds and recently donated £5,000 to the SAMM (Support After Murder & Manslaughter) charity.

SAMM has helped Ben’s family and many others in dealing with tragic untimely losses of loved ones.

The money will help towards a further weekend retreat where suffering families can meet and try and find some peace.

A 10,000ft skydive, an ascent of Mount Snowdon, a quiz, fun days, raffles and the ‘Benfest’ festival have all contributed to the funds raised.

In addition, members of the Foundation recently collected more than 150 Easter eggs and presented them to the HOPE Centre Halesowen to be given to less fortunate children.

Friday’s comedy night will feature a selection of new and established comedians from across the Midlands performing from 8-10.30pm, followed by a live DJ until 1am.

Stephanie Pugh, a close friend of the Morse family, has been instrumental in organising a number of the fundraising events over the past 18 months.

She said: “We cannot thank the Har-De-Har Comedy club enough for offering their support, and we really hope you can join us for what is sure to be a great evening with lots of laughs.”

For more information or to buy tickets – which cost £10 plus a booking fee – for the show, visit info@benmorsefoundation.co.uk