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Charity comedy show ticket sales undermined by Fairfield

Trouble in Paradise?

Inside Croydon

Charity workers in Croydon are worried that they have been caught in the cross-fire between the Fairfield Halls and the Town Hall in the bitter dispute over the arts venue’s future, with what ought to be one of the borough’s biggest fund-raising events of the year likely to miss its targets for good causes by tens of thousands of pounds.

Comedian Kevin Day. Photograph by Steve Ullathorne Comedian Kevin Day. Photograph by Steve Ullathorne

Kevin Day, the Crystal Palace-supporting comedian, script-writer and Match of the Day 2 presenter, has spent more than a year working on producing Sunday night’s charity comedy night at the Fairfield Halls for the Mayor of Croydon’s nominated charities.

For 2015-2016, these are Mind in Croydon and London homelessness cause CAYSH.

Day has managed to compile an outstanding line-up of some of the country’s top stand-up acts, including Reginald D Hunter, Seann Walsh and Jon Richardson.

And Mark Steel.

But by…

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