Des heads the bill at vets’ comedy night

Des Clarke
Des Clarke

Newton Mearns veterinary practice Vets4Pets has teamed up with one of Scotland’s funniest comedians to raise funds for charity.

Des Clarke is set to take centre stage at Whitecraigs Rugby Club on September 9 in aid of Spina Bifida Hydrocephalus Scotland (SBH Scotland).

It provides care and support to families affected by spina bifida and/or hydrocephalus.

Des has interviewed showbiz big names like Britney Spears and Robbie Williams, and has supported SBH Scotland for years,

On the night guests will be able to hit the dance floor and try their luck at a raffle – and bid for prizes at an auction.

The night is being organised by Newton Mearns Vets4pets, which was inspired by the work the charity does with local families.

All profits will go directly to the charity to help to provide crucial care for more than 3,500 people in Scotland.

Newton Mearns Vets4Pets owner Michelle Barclay said:“We became aware of SBH Scotland through one of our clients and both myself and my colleagues agreed we wanted to do something big to help support this wonderful charity.”

Deborah Roe, SBH Scotland fundraising director, said; “I would like to thank the team at Newton Mearns Vets4Pets for taking the time to organise this event in aid of SBH Scotland.

“If it was not for the generosity of businesses and individuals who go out of their way to fundraise for the charity, we would not be able to fulfil our commitment to offer lifetime care to families affected by these complex disabilities.”

Tickets cost £12.50 and can be picked up at the practice in Greenlaw Village, Newton Mearns or by calling 0141 639 3636 or emailing