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For he’s a “Bolly” good fellow! Skipton restaurant serves up charity donation

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A Skipton restaurant has spiced up a charity’s efforts to provide a lifeline to Craven’s growing number of people who look after a loved one.

Staff from Bollywood Cottage, based on High Street, Gargrave, served up a donation of £412 to the Carers’ Resource after hosting a “Curry For Carers” meal and quiz.

The restaurant created a special menu with a Bangladeshi twist for the fund-raiser, which will help the Broughton Hall-based charity continue to reach into the heart of the community with its vital advice, support and information.

The family-run business is managed by brothers Mastab Ali and Ady Ahmed, with Ady’s wife, Sheheda, devising the special menu after a recent holiday to Bangladesh whetted her appetite to do something different – literally!

Ady said: “As a restaurant which prides itself on being part of a close-knit community, we do what we can, when we can, to help the district’s many good causes.

“The Carers’ Resource is a local charity which struck a chord with us as many of our customers are carers themselves.

“The district also has an ageing population with an ever-growing number of unpaid carers who face relentless stress on a day-to-day basis.

“Thanks to those who supported our ‘Curry For Carers’ evening we make been able to help the charity make a positive difference to their lives.”

Anne Wells, the charity’s events and fund-raising co-ordinator, said: “Without the contribution of supporters like Bollywood Cottage, we would not be able to fund as many services and initiatives that we do to support Skipton’s caring community in so many ways.

“We extend our thanks to them for the superb fund-raiser they staged, as well as to Martin Harrison, and Jean and Ian Maxwell for organising the quiz, and to everyone who took part or donated raffle prizes.”

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Carers’ supporting staff from Skipton’s Bollywood Cottage

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