Supporters attending a charity curry night at Sai Surbhi have raised £1,070 for Emmaus Preston.

More than 80 curry lovers attended Emmaus Preston’s Charity Curry Night on Wednesday 22 March at Sai Surbhi Indian Restaurant, Bar and Lounge in Preston. Attendees enjoyed a variety of Indian dishes and listened to talks from members of the Emmaus Preston community.

Stephanie Ireland from Furniture Matters was one of the attendees at the curry night.

Stephanie said: “It was a great night raising money whilst enjoying a meal with a chance to listen about the fantastic work Emmaus Preston carries out with homeless people.”

Emmaus Preston supports formerly homeless people by providing them with a stable home and meaningful work for as long as they need it. The charity operates four shops, including a Megastore at the former B&Q in Preston, where they sell donated furniture, white goods, clothes, bikes and household goods.

Stephen Buchanan, Director at Emmaus Preston, said: “Thanks to our local supporters we managed to raise over £1,000 and more importantly our supporters had the chance to hear from a former companion, Karen, about how her life has changed thanks to Emmaus. I would like to thank all the people who attended and also thank the staff at Sai Surbhi for their lovely food and hospitality.”

Local supporters of Emmaus Preston made the Charity Curry Night a sell-out success. Due to the demand for tickets, Emmaus Preston is looking to organise another food-themed fundraiser later in the year.

If you would like to get involved or donate an item, please call 01772 796622 or visit the Emmaus Preston Megastore on Brookfield Street or Deepdale Mill Superstore.