Five building society branches have joined forces to create the perfect recipe to add to thousands of pounds donated to charity over the last couple of years.
Following two charity dinners raising a total of nearly £5,500 for Forces in the Community, Framework and SportsAid, The Nottingham is making it a hat-trick on Sunday 4 November.
Colleagues at the Beeston, Ilkeston, Long Eaton, Netherfield and Stapleford branches are hosting the event at the award winning Haveli restaurant in Chilwell.
Not only have they been busily creating tickets and posters to promote it, they have also been liaising locally with everyone from MPs to magicians to make sure the dinner is a success once again.
Money raised this year will go to Beeston-based charity Forces in the Community – which, amongst many other things, helps former military personnel get back into work via tailored employment support – and Ben’s Den (The Ben Parker Trust Fund).
Long Eaton branch manager Tracy Downing said: “It has been a tremendous effort by the team to arrange the event and we are hoping it will be even bigger and better than ever before.
“We have been supporters of Forces in the Community for some time now. In 2016 they received a £2,000 Grants For Good from The Nottingham, so it’s great to keep our support ongoing.”
Forces in the Community CEO Rick Harrington added: “We are extremely grateful to The Nottingham for their continued contribution towards helping ex-service personnel gain employment and/or receive mental health support where required. A big thank-you to everyone involved for all their efforts and energy.”
Tickets for the dinner – which is a four-course set menu – cost £25 and all profit after costs will go to the charities. They can be bought directly from Haveli (10 Attenborough Lane, Chilwell, NG9 5JW), by visiting The Nottingham’s Beeston branch at 32-34 High Road or by calling 0115 925 1685.
The event starts at 2pm, and as well as a tasty curries there will be live entertainment and a raffle with an array of prizes donated by kind-hearted local businesses.