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Sports stars curry cash

Posted on October 26 2006 at 3:02:04

Deedar staff

The Deedar Indian Restaurant in Barnt Green held a curry night with a difference, welcoming Warwickshire cricketer Dougie Brown for a charity evening in support of Cure Leukaemia.

Dougie, a regular at the curry house, hosted the evening, which included a fabulous meal and plenty of fun and laughter.

Another local resident, former England footballer Geoff Thomas, joined Dougie in a question and answer session and a short auction was held by Tony Finch.

Local businesses including Sports HQ in Alvechurch, Oasis of Barnt Green, Deli on the Green, The Rooms and Style Council (both Barnt Green) supplied prizes – thanks to their support and the kind generosity of the evening’s guests, a total of £3,200 was raised.

Cure Leukaemia was set up to support a new leukaemia centre at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham, which opened in May this year.

The centre offers the highest quality clinical care to patients in the Midlands and helps the development of new drugs, therapies and treatments.

With many of Dougie’s friends at the event, the meal also served as a send-off for his impending trek to the Sahara.

The expedition, which he will co-lead with accomplished adventurer Kay White, will see ten trekkers endure terrain such as sand dunes, fossil valleys and dry river beds.

To support Dougie in this challenge you can donate online at http://www.justgiving.com/dougiebrown For more information on the charity visit http://www.cureleukaemia.co.uk 

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