The project to transform the old Red Lion Pub on Horninglow Road North into a new community centre is over £4,000 better off thanks to Burton’s MP, Andrew Griffiths, who put on a charity curry night. Andrew, who is a committee member of the Red Lion House project, and with the support of Mr Hussain from Apne curry house invited local residents to come and enjoy some superb Indian food to help raise the cash needed to complete the project.
Everybody was treated to a vast array of Mr Hussain’s outstanding dishes and entertainment was provided by the excellent local singer Stacy Crowe. An auction and a raffle were also held with prizes donated from Burton Albion, Punch Taverns, Molson Coors and Branston Golf Club. In total, £4,210 was raised for the community centre which once finished will be a brilliant asset to Horninglow and will be open for the whole community to use.
Andrew said: “I have been involved with the Red Lion House project for some time and when the Committee asked me to help with some fundraising, I was very happy to help.
The curry night was an excellent opportunity to share some great food and entertainment in support of what will be a fantastic community asset to Horninglow. I am very grateful to all those involved who helped put on the event and also to all those who came along gave so generously on the night.”
Chair of the Red Lion House project Father Michael said: “I am hugely grateful to the diners for their generosity and astonished at the amount they have helped raise. I would like to also thank all those who have given to the raffle and the auction, as well as the staff at Apne for their first class food and service. It was a real privilege to have the opportunity to say how the project will benefit the community when further work has been carried out.”