28 May 2024, 11:10
By Furniture News Mar 07, 2022

Curry night raises thousands for industry charity

The fifth annual Curry Night organised by the Yorkshire Region of The Furniture Makers’ Company was attended by around 100 people, including industry colleagues, friends and family, on Wednesday 2nd March at the Aagrah Midpoint in Bradford. 

Following a three-course dinner, David Woodward, master of The Furniture Makers’ Company, spoke to the diners, before special guest Tracy Brabin, Mayor of West Yorkshire, gave a short speech to the audience about supporting manufacturing, jobs for young people and the green agenda. 

The evening concluded with a charity raffle, cumulatively raising £3200 for the charity. 

Fara Butt, sales and marketing director at The Shire Bed Company and chairman of the livery company's Yorkshire Region, says: “A huge thank you to everyone who came along to support our fifth annual Yorkshire Region Curry Night. Mayor Brabin of West Yorkshire’s keynote vision for manufacturing was inspiring. The event is one of the first since the removal of all restrictions and was well attended and enjoyed by all at the legendary Aagrah Midpoint. Through the generosity of attendees £3200 was raised.” 

David Woodward adds: “After two years of being unable to hold the event because of the pandemic, it was marvellous to be back in Yorkshire enjoying another excellent Curry Night with industry colleagues from the north of England. Congratulations to the Yorkshire regional committee for once again organising a superb event. Thank you also to Mayor Tracy Brabin for joining us for evening and making the event extra special.” 

Pictured: Jonny Westbrooke, CEO of The Furniture Makers’ Company; Alan Williams, CEO of Camira Fabrics; Mayor Tracy Brabin; Fara Butt, sales and marketing director at The Shire Bed Company and chairman of the Yorkshire Region; Jessica Alexander, executive director at the National Bed Federation; and Rob Livingstone, operations director at Jay-Be

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