A cultural evening of dancing and fun raised cash for a South Tyneside school.
The Friends of Hadrian hosted a Ladies’ Bollywood Night in support of Hadrian Primary School, in South Shields.
The event, held at the school in Baring Street, raised £350, which will be used to fund projects and buy equipment for the school.
The night featured curry and rice, provided by Aklasur Rahman, owner of restaurant Rice N Spice, a cookery competition which saw a lamb biryani take first prize, music and dancing, nail and make-up demonstrations, henna painting, and Indian head massage.
The grand finale was a dance routine by the ladies of the Hindu Nari Sangh Bollywood SandDancers.
Lisa Smith, chairwoman of Friends of Hadrian, said: “We often struggle to engage the mothers of our large ethnic minority population with traditional fundraising events so we decided to host a Ladies’ Bollywood night to entice them into school.
“It was a brilliant night, we will be doing it again.”
Jean Nixon, deputy head teacher at Hadrian Primary School, added: “The Bollywood night was a great success and we were delighted to see so many people present, celebrating our local community.”