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Award-winning comedian, writer, author and broadcaster Richard Herring became a Scope Patron in September 2012 and is one of Scope's newest Patrons.
He is regarded as one of the UK's smartest comedians, having written with Al Murray, Harry Hill, Stewart Lee, Armando Iannucci and Sally Phillips, and appearing on shows such as Just A Minute, Have I Got News For You and Never Mind The Buzzcocks. He has a weekly column in the Metro newspaper, regularly appears on radio and is prolific online through his daily blog and Twitter profile.
Richard's connection with Scope started in 2003 when he ran the Virgin London Marathon. Since then Richard has become one of Scope's most regular supporters. Recently he has opened the Ingfield Manor School Summer Fete, voiced a BBC Radio 4 Appeal for Scope and secured acts for the first Scope's Big Comedy Night. Richard also is a proactive fundraiser for Scope, raising funds over the years, mostly from bucket collections done for Scope at the end of every performance.
"I've been involved with Scope for almost 10 years and in that time I've come to understand how vital their work is.
It's really important that people appreciate more about what it's like to be disabled, so I'm delighted to be able to do my bit and help, whether it's by speaking out on Twitter, collecting money at my gigs or running a marathon. And if I'm going to be a Patron then perhaps Scope will finally allow me to park in Blue Badge spaces!"
It's really important that people appreciate more about what it's like to be disabled.
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