A charity curry evening at the award-winning Usha Restaurant has raised £1,100 for Emmaus Burnley.

More than 100 supporters attended Emmaus Burnley’s Charity Curry Evening on Monday 27 February at Usha Restaurant on Rossendale Road in Burnley. Attendees enjoyed a variety of Indian dishes and listened to talks from members of the Emmaus Burnley.

Peter Pike, supporter at Emmaus Burnley and organiser of the event, said: “It was a great evening and my thanks go to Usha Restaurant and the supporters who attended the event. The money raised will go towards supporting companions who live and work at Emmaus Burnley community.”

Ibrahim Ali, Usha Restaurant, said: “It was a pleasure to support Emmaus Burnley. Over the years, we as restaurant have grown strength to strength thanks to all our local customers so supporting local charities is the right thing to do.”

Emmaus Burnley supports formerly homeless people by providing them with a stable home and meaningful work for as long as they need it. The charity operates two social enterprises in Burnley and Accrington with all the money raised used to support the community of people who live and work at Emmaus Burnley.

Stephen Buchanan, Director at Emmaus Burnley, said: “Our Charity Curry Evening was a fantastic celebration of the work Emmaus does to support formerly homeless people. Peter and Ibby’s Usha Restaurant team did a great job of organising the night and I would like to thank them on behalf of the community at Emmaus Burnley.”

To find out more or support Emmaus Burnley head to www.emmaus.org.uk/burnley. If you would like to get involved or donate an item, please call 01282 430 860 or visit the Emmaus Burnley Superstore at Ivy Street, Burnley, BB10 1TD.