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Selhurst pub landlord accused of not handing over cancer charity cash

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A LANDLORD has been threatened with legal action after he failed to hand over money raised for a cancer charity at his pub.

Marie Curie says Danny Foley, landlord of The White Horse pub, in Selhurst Road, owes the charity £4,915 from various fundraisers, including auctions of Crystal Palace Football Club souvenirs.

Letters to Mr Foley from the charity's solicitors, seen by the Advertiser, say the money is owed from four events dating back to August 2011 – some of which were attended by Palace players past and present.

The Advertiser understands at least some of the money pledged by donors has not been paid to Mr Foley.

He has previously paid Marie Curie £840 raised at an auction in late 2012 and £410 for a race night in 2010, the Advertiser believes.

The money which Marie Curie says Mr Foley has yet to hand over includes some raised through auctioning souvenirs donated to the charity by Crystal Palace players, organised through the charity's Caterham branch.

Marie Curie's solicitors wrote to Mr Foley in August this year, outlining the charity's claims that he owed them money from two fun days, in August 2011 and August 2012, and two auctions, in September 2012 and February 2013.

They wrote to him again in October, saying they had yet to hear from him – although he told the Advertiser he had in fact contacted them.

The August letter added if payment was not received "we may issue proceedings to recover the outstanding sum together with all costs and further interest as the court may allow."

The first letter states Mr Foley also gave Marie Curie a cheque for £2,240, to cover the 2011 fun day and part of another event, but the cheque bounced.

The letter claims Mr Foley told the charity he had been in financial difficulty but that was resolved and he "provided to Marie Curie on several occasions, from March 2013 onwards, that the sums would be paid forthwith".

It adds: "Unfortunately, payment of those sums has not been forthcoming."

Mr Foley declined to comment when contacted by the Advertiser.

Selhurst pub landlord accused of not handing over cancer charity cash


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