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BBC Three Counties Radio: Stand Up for Comic Relief

Can you imagine anything more terrifying than standing on stage trying to make people laugh?

Well that's the challenge our fearless Breakfast Show presenter Lorna Milton has taken on - and she wants your support!

Image caption Lorna is entertaining her colleagues by practising her routine whenever she can

For this year's Red Nose Day appeal she'll be raising money - and hopefully a few laughs - by writing a routine, then performing it on stage in front of a live audience as part of Stand Up for Comic Relief.

Lorna's co-presenter on the Breakfast Show, Simon Lederman, is doing his best to help: "I have supplied Lorna with some of my best lines, but if she has any sense she won't use them!" said Simon.

You will be able to follow Lorna's progress on the Breakfast Show every morning from 6am-9am on BBC Three Counties Radio.

"Comic Relief is a great charity and it's brilliant to do something like this.

"I do a bit of am-dram, but being a stand-up comic is a completely different ball game - for a start you have to be funny!" said Lorna.

"I need your help, so please text me your support it only costs a pound and the whole pound goes to Comic Relief."

Stand up Lorna

Lorna will have only a few weeks to practise before performing at The Apex, Bury St Edmunds, alongside other Local Radio presenters from the Eastern region.

Image caption Make a date for this year's local comedy spectacular on 9 March

The 750 capacity venue will host a special Red Nose Day event on Wednesday, 9 March, 2011.

Tickets go on sale on Tuesday 15 February and are available from The Apex Box Office: 01284 758000.

They will cost £10 each, of which £6 will go to Comic Relief.

Show your support

To show your support for Lorna Milton on BBC Three Counties Radio Text "3CR" to 70011.

Texts cost £1 plus your standard network message charge.

£1 per text goes to Comic Relief.

You must be 16 or over and please ask the bill payers permission.

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Take part

To find out how you can raise money and take part in Comic Relief, visit the Red Nose Day 2011 website.

If you are hosting a local fundraising event and would like to tell us about it then let us know by emailing: threecounties@bbc.co.uk

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