A comedy gig to raise money for the victims of the Butterfields Estate fiasco is taking place tomorrow night at Orford Road Social Club.
Butterfields Won’t Budge fundraising comedy night was organised to raise money towards court costs for the Butterfields victims, who are facing eviction from their homes in Walthamstow following a charity’s decision to sell off an entire estate to private developers without the residents’ knowledge.
Comedians Geoff Boyz, Susan Murray, Pam Ford and Maureen Younger will be taking to the stage to raise money for a subject that really isn’t funny.
The residents of the Butterfields estate are being evicted from their homes after Glasspool Charity Trust, who housed the tenants, sold off the entire 63 properties to a private developer called Butterfields E17. The purchase of the estate was financed by a multi-million pound loan from Natwest. Glasspool are currently being investigated by the charity commission, and today the Guardian reported that Dolphin Living, a not-for-profit housing provider said that it wants to negotiate with the developers to keep the residents in their homes.
Dolphin previously bought the New Era estate in Hoxton after its tenants were subject to doubled rents and evictions in 2014, resulting in residents keeping their homes.
The MP for Walthamstow, Stella Creasy last month had the chair of Glasspool, Keith Nunn, thrown out of parliament after he shrugged off responsibilities during a meeting with the MP.
Butterfields Won’t Budge fundraising comedy night is taking place at 8pm, Thursday 21st April, Orford House Social Club, Orford Road, E17 9QR.
Tickets are available here.