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20,000th meal for the Curry Circle! Rounding off the year in spicy style

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ENTERTAINMENT: Janet Jaye provided fabulous entertainment in her show-stopping dress

ENTERTAINMENT: Janet Jaye provided fabulous entertainment in her show-stopping dress

One of Bradford’s most well-loved soup kitchens celebrated the festive period last month by serving up their 20,000th meal at their annual Christmas party.

The Curry Circle – run by the Muslim Women’s Council - hosted the celebratory event for service users on 22nd December at the Carlisle Business Centre where over 200 people bonded over delicious meals.

As well as bringing people together to celebrate the festive period, the event also marked the third year anniversary of the Curry Circle project.

Service users, faith representatives, volunteers and business owners all celebrated the festive season with Christmas meals, sponsored by Mercure Bankfield Hotel.

Guests were entertained by singer Janet Jaye, who performed lively musical numbers in a sparkling fishtail dress to a packed audience.

MERRY CHRISTMAS: Guests were treated to festive treats such as roast potatoes and parsnips

MERRY CHRISTMAS: Guests were treated to festive treats such as roast potatoes and parsnips

Bana Gora, CEO of the Muslim Women’s Council, said: “The party was a great way for service users to celebrate Christmas, alongside three years of serving those less fortunate within our communities. 

“We would like to thank all our volunteers and supporters, especially MyLahore, SKT Welfare, Accent Group and The Hilden Trust.”

Sandeep Kaushik, manager at the Mercure Bankfield Hotel, added: “Mercure Bankfield is proud to be associated with the generous and commendable work that Muslim Women’s Council is doing to promote community spirit in Bradford and Keighley.

“The Bankfield Hotel has been a part of Bradford history for the last 70 years and hopes to continue working with the community and the Muslim Women’s Council.”

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