Palmer and Harvey is calling on the retail industry to join them in raising money for retailers devastated by the recent riots.

The wholesaler will hold a fundraising comedy and curry night, ‘Curry on Laughing’, on 29 September, with all proceeds going to Sweet Charity and its emergency riot fund for convenience retailers.

Attendees will be entertained by the talents of TV comedian Sean Walsh, recognisable from Mock the Week, Russell Howard’s Good News, Radio 4’s Loose Ends, and most recently Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow.

Performing alongside Walsh, is Alfie Moore, a full-time policeman and a part-time comedian with two sell-out Edinburgh Fringe shows under his belt. Moore has featured in the Independent, on Radio 4’s Today programme 5 Live and recently on ITV comedy talent programme Show Me The Funny.

Edgy ventriloquist Nina Conti who has appeared in Black Books alongside Dylan Moran and in Hollywood film For Your Consideration, will also perform on the night.

They will be joined by a host of fresh and up-and-coming comedians who will entertain guests while they enjoy the extensive Indian menu.

Richard Hayhoe, marketing director, at Palmer and Harvey, said: “As the largest wholesaler in the UK, anything that affects retailers affects us. We want to use our influence and scale to bring together people throughout the retail industry and help to make a difference and get these businesses up and running again quickly.”

A table at the event at the Brighton Dome Corn Exchange costs £1200 and includes drink, dinner and entertainment. There will be also be a raffle on the night.

The night is part of Palmer and Harvey’s ongoing partnership with Sweet Charity, which has seen the wholesaler raise over £1.25 million for the charity.