A WELL-KNOWN comedian will be hosting a comedy, curry and quiz evening to support young people with complex disabilities.

Britain's Got Talent winner Lee Ridley, known to many as the Lost Voice Guy, will be performing at The National Star College in Ullenwood, near Birdlip, on Thursday, July 13 at 7.30pm.

National Star is an independent specialist further education college for people with physical disabilities, acquired brain injuries and associated learning difficulties.

Tickets for the event -  which is being sponsored by Speller Metcalfe - are £40 and include Indian street food meal.

Lee is one of the first stand-up comedians to use a communication aid and was the first comedian to win Britain’s Got Talent in 2018.

He also won the BBC New Comedy Award in 2014 and has appeared on some of the country’s most popular TV shows including The One Show, This Morning, Lorraine and BBC Breakfast.

His Radio 4 sitcom, Ability, is now in its fourth season and Lost Voice Guy’s Christmas Comedy Club was broadcast on Christmas Eve on ITV.   

Lee said: "It’s always a privilege to visit National Star because it’s such a wonderful place that supports so many disabled people and helps them reach the independence they need to live in the real world.

“The role that National Star plays in developing these young people’s lives is so important, not just for the young people, but also for society in general.

"It is vital that disabled people get the same opportunities as everyone else in life."

​All proceeds will go to National Star’s Building a Brighter Future Development Fund to invest in specialist facilities for young people with complex disabilities.

Catrin Viveash, fundraising manager, said: “Thanks to the incredible support of Speller Metcalfe, which is sponsoring this event, we will be able to use every penny we raise to support the charity.

 “It promises to be a great evening and we are thrilled that Lee is joining us.”

Andy Metcalfe, director at Speller Metcalfe, said: "We delighted to be part of the team creating the new specialist residence at Ullenwood and very proud to sponsor this event.

“It will be a great team building event and I hope other local companies will join us to support this incredible charity that we are so fortunate to have on our doorstep.”

To book tickets visit www.nationalstar.org/LostVoiceGuy