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David Tennant thanks charity comedy organisers

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Doctor Who star David Tennant has thanked organisers of a comedy show held in aid of a hospice that cared for his late mother.

Several acts themed around the famous Timelord took to the stage in Edinburgh for the one-off night, raising around £1,500 for the Accord Hospice.

Tennant's mother Helen McDonald died in July after a five year battle with cancer.

The 67-year-old was cared for by the hospice in the family's home town of Paisley, Renfrewshire.

She spent much of her spare time raising money for Accord, and Tennant has since launched a campaign to raise funds for the home.

The actor could not make the comedy show as he was filming a new series of the Saturday night Sci-Fi drama.

But he told participants in a statement: "I am so sorry I cannot be there but I am shooting the new series of Doctor Who.

"I am very chuffed that this has been done to raise money for charity and my mother would have loved this.

"Many, many thanks and have a great night."

An audience of 90 people watched a bill that featured rising comedy stars Mitch Benn, Toby Hadoke and Charlie Ross.

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