The Indian Ocean faithful turned out in force on Thursday night (29th April) at the restaurant’s Big Curry Charity Night. The event in aid of ABF The Soldiers’ Charity was attended by more than 100 Indian Ocean customers and ABF committee members. Guests really dug deep and gave generously on the night as over £1000 was raised for the soldiers through ticket sales, a raffle and the auction of a rail trip for two to Edinburgh! Our favourite songstress Jennie Bonita entertained guests late into the night after a delicious three course feast of Punjabi and Kashmiry food had been enjoyed.

The Indian Ocean’s event was held as part of the national ‘Big Curry’ fundraiser, run by the ABF, and in line with the prestigious Lord Mayor’s Big Curry Lunch in London, also on Thursday 29th April.

Chairman of ABF The Soldiers’ Charity for the Greater Manchester area, Colonel David Kirkwood was at the Indian Ocean on Thursday night and explains just how vital events like this really are; “It’s events like tonight that are the bread and butter of what the ABF is all about. We really couldn’t offer the help we do to our brave service men and women without efforts like tonight. I'm delighted to be here and to see the hard work the Indian Ocean has put into its Big Curry event and the generosity of its customers.What a fabulous night!"

The founder of The Cobra Curry Club and Big Curry ambassador Pat Chapman, who couldn’t make the event on Thursday night, had popped in earlier in the week to say hello to his favourite Manchester restaurant and assured the staff he would tell Prince Charles about their efforts at the Lord Mayor’s Big Curry Lunch in Westminster.