AN AWARD-WINNING comedian is keeping things local by raising money for severely disabled children in his area.

Stand-up comic Russell Kane has sold out the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and can be seen on some of the most popular shows on TV.

But next month the Woodford Green star is sticking close to home by hosting a charity fundraiser for Haven House Children’s Hospice in High Road.

Kane, who was born in Enfield but brought up in Essex, will be joined by Elliot Steel, Kelly Convey, and a special guest headliner at Islington’s Union Chapel on April 18.

All proceeds will go towards supporting the severely disabled and life-limited children and young people and their families who use the hospice.

Haven House chief executive Mike Palfreman is “thrilled” to have secured the gig.

He said: “When we saw Russell co-present last year’s Children in Need Appeal with our ambassador Rochelle Humes we knew that he would be the perfect person to host an evening of comedy for us.

“Tickets are likely to sell fast and we still have a surprise special guest headliner to announce in the next few weeks.

“The night will not only raise laughs but also much needed funds for our hospice.”

Tickets are £20 and can be booked by visiting the Haven House website.