CURRY lovers raised more than £1,000 for Help for Heroes through a recent fundraiser.

The event ‘Curry in a Hurry’ was organised by Neil Roberts, a volunteer for the charity.

The night was held at Cromwells Nepalese & Indian Cuisine, in Malvern Road, Powick, on Saturday, March 3.

Mr Roberts said they received a big boost when accountancy firm Kendall Wadley donated £175.

Mr Roberts said: "The event was in danger of not proceeding due to the recent bad weather, so fearing that people would stay away, my wife Helen and I went to the restaurant armed with brooms and shovels on snow clearing duties and made the entrance door and car park safe for our guests to enter.

"The night got off to a great start, and with help from Ian Baldry, Worcestershire co-ordinator H4H, selling raffle tickets over the three sittings, the raffle alone generated a massive £395.

"Ian also presented a short insight into the charity.

"Poppadoms, pickles, curry, rice and naan breads were in full flow with having to seat 101 people

"It was a great family effort.

"Donation boxes on the tables also generated over £45.

"I am very grateful for all the support provided, not only in raising funds for the charity, but also to friends, family and neighbours supporting me personally.

"We managed it, and sailed through our self-imposed target of raising £1,000, and ended up with an absolutely fantastic total of £ 1,350."

Mr Roberts thanked everyone for a tremendous night, adding that it proved success can be achieved with the right planning.