Kernow King's £1,000 gig gift to disability surf school owner Mark
COMEDIAN the Kernow King performed a one-off gig last night to help a single dad from Newquay get his surf school for disabled kids back up and running.
The popular funny man, real name Ed Rowe, delighted dozens of people with his stand-up routine at Newquay Rowing Club, and raised more than £1,000 for Mark Hill.
Mr Hill’s not-for-profit organisation, Freedom Surf, suffered a blow two weeks ago when his truck was enveloped by the incoming tide as throngs of holiday-makers made it impossible to drive off Towan beach.
To make matters worse, his submerged truck was then looted overnight by “scumbag” thieves, who stole around £2,000 of equipment.
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The Kernow King offered his services after reading about Mr Hill’s ordeal in the press.
After last night’s gig, he said on Facebook: “Thanks for a superb night in Newquay! Over a grand raised!”
Mr Hill said he was amazed by people’s generosity, after being inundated with offers of cash and equipment from across the UK, and even from Germany and the USA.
He said: “I’m absolutely overwhelmed. I thought I’d lost everything but now Freedom Surf is in a position I never would have dreamed of. It’s been a blessing in disguise.”