Shepherd Neame gave up-and-coming comedians the chance to win an amazing prize while raising thousands for charity.

It held its first 'Battle of the Wits' comedy night at The Old Brewery Store in Faversham, Kent, earlier this month.

It saw 25 comics entertain a crowd who had the power to use 'gong' cards to bring a premature end to their sets.

Those who survived were given another chance to perform. An audience vote led to Trevor Feelgood winning the top prize of a five-minute slot at Mighty Boy Comedy Night, taking place in the Underbelly on London's South Bank on June 5.

Trevor, real name, Chris Barnes, said: "I was so overwhelmed when I won, and cannot believe I will be performing at the Underbelly in June. I will be incredibly nervous but I am also very excited about this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity."

He'll perform on stage alongside comedy giants such as Rory Bremner, Alexander Armstrong and Ben Miller.

The event raised around £2,000, which will go to Shepherd Neame's Charity of the Year the Silas Pullen Fund in aid of the Brain Tumour Charity, set up in the memory of Faversham schoolboy Silas Pullen, who died from an aggressive brain tumour in 2013.

The Mighty Boy Comedy Night has been organised by Silas' parents, Ben and Sarah Pullen, to raise money for the Silas Pullen Fund.

Sarah said: "It was a great evening and Ben and I laughed a lot, which Silas would have loved. We would like to say a huge thank you to Shepherd Neame for organising the event, to the comedians for taking part, and to all those who attended and gave so generously."