“Pretty much every week a group of friends come over to watch a film and order a curry. For Red Cross Week we spent all day cooking our own delicious curry with all the trimmings – including homemade naan bread. We then asked our friends to donate what they would have spent on a takeaway to the Red Cross.”
Louise Daintry, curry night organiser.
How can a dinner party help?
Home-cooked dishes taste better than takeaway. A curry night can also help people in Sierra Leone who don’t have ready access to food. £60 can help set up farm and work groups and a further £60 could provide agricultural seeds and tools to enable them to provide for themselves and generate an income.
Dinner party fundraising tips
- Try and get the ingredients cheaply. If you have any loyalty card points or vouchers, use them.
- If you don’t fancy doing all the cooking yourself, ask everyone to bring a dish.
- Use a Red Cross poster to make a menu.