One of the UK’s leading comedians will perform at a charity dinner in Aberdeen later this year.
Francesca Martinez, pictured, a comedian, writer and actress with cerebral palsy, will headline Scottish social care charity Cornerstone’s annual fundraising dinner at the Mercure Ardoe House Hotel on April 27.
The comedian is known for entertaining the crowds with her quick wit, while discussing her own experiences of growing up as a child with a disability.
Francesca, who prefers to refer to herself as “wobbly” rather than being labelled with a disability, has appeared in the Ricky Gervais series Extras, Grange Hill, Live at the Apollo and Russell Howard’s Good News.
She said: “I’m really excited to be speaking at this year’s annual dinner to help celebrate the great work that Cornerstone does.”
The charity was founded in 1980, and provides care and support services for adults, young people and children across Scotland with learning disabilities, physical disabilities and other support needs.