Curry night turns up the heat at musical fundraiser

Lots of fun at the charity curry evening
Lots of fun at the charity curry evening

Foot-tapping musical beats by popular rock band Tyro ensured a charity fundraising extravaganza was enjoyed by all who attended.

Audiences had definitely caught the vibe on Friday evening when the four-piece band took to the stage belting out classic hits.

The curry evening was held at St Michael and St John’s Parish Centre, Clitheroe, raising £1,800 for Alder Hey Children’s Hospital, Liverpool.

Organiser and charity champion, Derek Russell, hailed the evening a huge success. He commented: “In raising this money I wanted to organise an event that would be enjoyable, fun and one people would want to attend. We sold all the ‘meal and music’ tickets over a month ago.

“I cannot claim sole success for the evening! If it was not for the support and generosity of the people and some businesses in Clitheroe it would not have been anywhere as good as it was and I would like to acknowledge some of them.

“My friend Emma Seed, of Barclays Bank, helped organise the ticket sales and also applied to her company for a match funding grant; because of the amount achieved Alder Hey Children’s Charity will shortly receive a donation of a £1,000 from Barclays. I am grateful to RCJ Slate who sponsored the evening, as well as The Ale House, NJD Sports Injury Clinic, Nooshoos and The Clitheroe Advertiser and Times who all reserved full tables.

“Lastly, but not least, I must acknowledge Tahir and Samina Amin, who served up such a fantastic meal, and Tyro and DJ Jazz Sohal, both of who ensured everybody who attended enjoyed a true musical feast.”