Sir Ken Dodd charity to help resort’s young people ‘reclaim heritage’
Sir Ken Dodd’s charity has made a “generous” donation to help young people in a town he held dear “reclaim their rich entertainment heritage”, it has been revealed.
The charity set up in the late comic’s name will help to fund the Sir Ken Dodd Learning Space at Blackpool’s Showtown, which is due to open in 2024.
Sir Ken played many shows in the resort throughout his six decades at the top.
Lady Anne Dodd said Blackpool’s people had been very dear to her husband.
The Blackpool Heritage and Museum Trust (BHMT), the charity that will operate the site, said it had received a “huge boost following a generous donation to support the museum’s learning facilities”.
A representative said Lady Anne recently visited the learning space, which it is hoped will help children “understand the town’s founding role in the entertainment industry”.
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Of course Sir Ken opened Blackpool’s famous comedy carpet back in 2011