Mayor’s Bollywood Curry Night raises vital charity funds

CHARITY was the beneficiary from a successful night of fundraising which featured good food, good company and good entertainment.

The Civic Mayor of Tameside, Councillor Tafheen Sharif, hosted a Bollywood Curry Night at the Indian Plaza restaurant in Audenshaw.

It has raised more than £1,800 for her charity appeal fund.

Tameside’s Civic Mayor with staff at the award-winning Indian Plaza in Audenshaw

This comprises Home-Start (HOST), which offers expert support to families with young children that are going through difficult times; West African Development, which helps ethnic minority communities in Tameside, and We Shall Overcome, a local organisation providing support for the homeless.

On the night, music from Jamil kept guests entertained, and there was also a raffle and an auction.

The lots and prizes were donated by Manchester United and Manchester City through councillors Dave McNally and Denise Ward; Madinah Property Services in Manchester; Amy Sargeant Specialist Beauty Clinic in Mottram; Cafe Plus in Denton; Tokies in Stalybridge; Sugar Cubes Desserts in Audenshaw; and Tameside MPs Angela Rayner and Jonathan Reynolds.

Cllr Sharif said: “It was a fantastic night full of beautiful people, good entertainment and great food.

“We are living in very difficult times for many families across Tameside and it was nice for people to take a night off and come together for my charities.

“I am thankful to each and every person who was able to contribute to this amazing night, to Jimmy (Jamil) for the entertainment, to the Indian Plaza for excellent food and service, and to all those who made very generous donations to the event.”

The function was held on Wednesday, November 8.

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