A COMEDIAN'S fan club has donated to a charity that helps people with learning disabilities to gain meaningful employment – and they did it in fancy dress.

The Max Miller Appreciation Society turned up to the cheque presentation in Max Miller-style attire to honour their favourite comedian, having raised over £1,750 for Team Domenica.

The presentation was held yesterday morning at the Pavilion Gardens Café, in front of the commemorative statue dedicated to Brighton-born Max Miller.

The Argus: In front of the Max Miller statue.In front of the Max Miller statue.

Greg Van Heeswijk, head of fundraising and communications for Team Domenica said how grateful they are to the society for their donation.

He said: “We are absolutely delighted to receive such a wonderful donation from the Max Miller Appreciation Society.

“Their contribution will help provide young people with learning disabilities a great start in life, a future in employment and a real sense of purpose.

“It means so much to have the support of our community in what has been a challenging year.”

Team Domenica aim to “empower” people with learning disabilities to start a career through their three employment programmes - which include a training centre, training café and employment centre.

Their main cafe and training centre is in Preston Road, Brighton.

The charity has a 75 per cent paid employment rate through their supported internships, more than 12 times higher than the national statistic of six percent for people with learning disabilities.

The Argus: Two of the members.Two of the members.

Thomas Henry Sargent, who went by the stage name Max Miller, was born in Hereford Street in Kemptown in 1894.

His song, Let’s Have A Ride On Your Bicycle, was banned by the BBC until it became too popular and public opinion forced the corporation to lift the ban.