A maths teacher and part-time stand-up comic is swapping the classroom for the stage with a comedy night ahead of a 10K charity run.
Matt Hake, head of maths at Adeyfield School, Hemel Hempstead, is leaving the school in Longlands next month to take up a vice principal role at a school in Kent.
But before he waves goodbye, he’s going to have the last laugh by holding a comedy night in aid of Rennie Grove Hospice Care next Tuesday, June 30.
Mr Hake, who started his stand-up career as a roving comedian at the Tringe Festival in 2011, said: “I wanted to do something to say goodbye to everyone and so I came up with the idea of the comedy night. I have been doing stand up for about four years now and really enjoy it.
“As well as me, there will be other comedians who I have met locally at the pubs and clubs where we perform.
“Entry to the evening is free, but you must pre-book your seat. Then we will ask people to pay what they think the night was worth when they leave and that money will be donated to Rennie Grove.” The event is open to over 16s and seats can be reserved by calling 01442 406020. The comedy night is being held in the school’s main hall and will start at 7.30pm.
As well as his rib-tickling exploits, Mr Hake is also a keen runner who will be tackling Rennie Grove’s Hemel 10k event on Sunday, July 12.
He said: “I only started running recently as I wanted to lose weight and get fit. When I saw the Hemel 10k,I thought it would be a good incentive to keep running while raising funds for a great local cause.”
The event and the 1.5K Superhero Fun Run will be at the Astley Cooper School in Grovehill. Visit www.renniegrove.org/ support/our-events/hemel-10k to sign up.