A CURRY night at a South Tyneside restaurant has raised £1,000 for a group organising activities for youngsters with special needs.
Members of Kayaks (Kids and Young Adults Klub) were given the run of the Asha Balti House, in Ocean Road, South Shields, to host the money-making event.
The group, based at Mortimer Community Centre, in Reading Road, South Shields, provides a place for families with youngsters with special needs to go and take part in a range of activities, including sports.
The self-funded group also runs residential sessions for its members, who have a range of disabilities including cerebral palsy and austism.
However, to keep providing the services it offers, the group relies on donations and fundraising events.
The curry night was attended by Coun Fay Cunningham, a long-time supporter of the group.
Organiser Kimberley Elliott said: “This was the first big fundraiser I’ve organised, and I’m just overwhelmed at how much was raised.
“I can’t thank everyone enough for their support and generosity, in particular, the owners and staff of the Asha, who allowed the event to happen.”
Kayaks chairman Malcolm Osborne said: “It was a fantastic night, and everyone had a great time.
“I’d like to thank everyone who helped organise and supported the event.”
For information on Kayaks, visit www.thekayaks.webs.com