On Sunday 6th May 2012 at the Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury a tribute to comedian Dave Lee who sadly died earlier in the year was held to celebrate his life and raise money for his charity Dave Lee Happy Holidays that gives holidays to ill children and their families.
Dave has annually held a variety show in aid of the charity since the late eighties, managing to get his show business friends to entertain a sell-out theatre with all money going to his Charity. The show was produced and directed by Paul Hendy.
Over the years everyone in show business has helped out Dave put on the renowned shows. The list of names include Jim Davidson, Brian Conley, Joe Pasquale, Shaun Williamson, Bradley Walsh, Bobby Davro, Toyah Wilcox, Gerard Kenny, Richard Digance, Shane Richie, Danny Blue, Emma Barton, Jess Conrad, Tony Dibbin, Tony Gerrard, The Oddballs, PH Moriarty, The Searchers, Barry McGuigan, Miki Travis, Garry Bushell, Stephen Mulhern, Ross King, Barbara Sturgeon and many, many more.
There was a great turnout of celebrities for the 2012 show and there was a full house of 1,200 people in the audience. The charity raised about £30,000.