Bollywood dinner raises money for Guide Dogs

A Bollywood-themed dinner at an award-winning town centre curry house has helped raise £854 for Guide Dogs for the Blind at the final charity event for the outgoing Mayor of Northampton.

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The event, held at Saffron in Castilian Street, Northampton, on Monday, April 10 saw dozens of VIPs and invited guests, including Northampton South MP David Mackintosh, come together to enjoy dishes from award-winning curry chef Bodrul Islam.

Saffron owner Naz Islam, who has helped raise more than £21,000 for local charities in the past two decades, said: “To raise so much money in one evening is incredible and we are absolutely thrilled we were able to help support such a fabulous cause.

“We had several guide dogs in the restaurant for the event and they are truly amazing animals. To be able to contribute towards the training of a dog which will a life-changing impact on its owner is a huge honour.”

A raffle and prize auction, including a bottle of champagne personally signed by Prime Minister Theresa May, helped raise £854 for Guide Dogs for the Blind, the chosen charity of Mayor of Northampton, Councillor Christopher Malpas.

David Mackintosh said: “It was a very successful evening and I would like to congratulate everyone involved in helping to raise so much money for such a good cause.”