VIDEO: Indian restaurant charity evening for stroke group

A charity fundraising evening at a popular Thrapston restaurant has been branded a big success.

The Bengal Brasserie gave a percentage of its takings yesterday (Thursday, June 13) to the Kettering and District Stroke Association.

Rosie Crisp, from the Kettering and District Stroke Group, with Masum Afruz, manager of the Bengal Brasserie in Thrapston

Rosie Crisp, from the Kettering and District Stroke Group, with Masum Afruz, manager of the Bengal Brasserie in Thrapston

The group also hosted a raffle at the restaurant, situated in The Bullring in the town, with dozens of prizes donated by a host of local businesses.

Rosie Crisp, the group’s secretary, said before it was set up in June 2012 there was no local support network for stroke survivors like her husband.

But she added: “We went to a lunch club last week and there were 52 of us. We are getting to be like a big family now. We like to think everyone is welcome, not just stroke survivors but also family and carers.”

Bengal Brasserie’s manager Masum Afruz said they had had to put in extra seating because of hgh demand on the evening – but still had to refuse 100 people.

“We have been open for nearly two years,” he added. “The people have welcomed us so we are trying to give back what we can.”

The group meets at the Toller Church in Gold Street, Kettering, on the first and third Thursdays of the month between 10.30am and 12.30pm.