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Curry night kicks off campaign to help trafficking victims

By James Vukmirovic | Stourbridge | News | Published: | Last Updated:

An evening of food and friendship helped kick off an international fundraising campaign.

Tej Khatri, manager of Khatris restaurant, with Liz Every and Anne Rogers from Soroptimist International

Soroptimist International Stourbridge and District became the first member of the international women's service to hold its curry night event.

The Big Curry Night is a national campaign to raise £105,000 for Empowering Girls in Nepal and aims to rehabilitate and re-educate 45 girls who have been trafficked.

More than 30 people enjoyed the curry night at Khatris restaurant in Brettell Lane, Amblecote, on Wednesday which raised £320 for the campaign.

Jadwiga Shiels, a member of the Stourbridge and District group, attended the evening and was full of praise.

Mary Tooley, Liz Every and Emma Adams and Shirley Williams from Classrooms in the Clouds

She said: "I thought it was an absolutely brilliant evening. It's the first time we've ever done something like this and it's a great causes.

"We plan as a group to do more of these events in the future and the support of restaurants like this one is a great help."

Anne Rogers, president of the branch, praised the restaurant for their hospitality and spoke about what the money would go towards.

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She said: "The money raised will go towards building a 30 bedroom facility and help the girls to learn life skills as they go through school and into employment.

"Tej Khatri and his team deserve a lot of praise for the wonderful job they did with this event."

To find out more about Soroptimist International Stourbridge and District, go to sigbi.org/stourbridge

James Vukmirovic

By James Vukmirovic
Community Reporter - @jamesvukmirovic

Community Reporter at the Express & Star, helping under-represented communities to find a voice in Wolverhampton. Contact me at james.vukmirovic@expressandstar.co.uk.

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