Bethphage: Curry evening at Meifod Village Hall planned for Creative Days fund raiser
Bethphage, which provides services for adults with learning disabilities has organised a curry evening fund raiser for its Creative Days initiative.
Meifod Village Hall, near Welshpool, Powys will host the event on Saturday 22 March and the three course meal will include a variety of meat and vegetarian dishes for adults, as well as similar but smaller servings for younger children. Bethphage operations director Stef Kay lives in the area and hopes that the curry evening will not only raise money for the charity and spread the message about Bethphage’s work but also be a thoroughly enjoyable evening too.
She said: “Bethphage will be 20 this year and we are celebrating in various ways. However, the main thrust of what we are doing is giving something to the community, raising our profile and having fun in the process. This is one in a number of events across the region. I have lived in Powys for 20 years and wanted to put on an event in the area where I live. All the food will be home-made, using as many local ingredients as possible.”
All proceeds will improve the lives of some of society’s most disadvantaged adults for whom, as a result of recent cuts in government funding, times are becoming increasingly difficult. However, at Bethphage we continue to develop and improve outcomes for those we support and despite the lack of funding, quality of service is our driving force. The monies raised from the curry evening will help to create interesting things to do with leisure time, fund days out and go towards the purchase of essential equipment which people need but are unable to self-fund,” she added.
Doors open at 7pm and tickets for the three course meal are £12.50 for adults and £6.25 for young people up to the age of 15 and include one automatic entry into an on-the-night raffle. For more information or to book a ticket contact Bethphage on 01743 272880 or online at http://www.wegottickets.com/event/263342 (a small booking fee will be charged). Diners are welcome to bring their own alcohol, but not soft drinks as these will be on sale to raise money.
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Established in 1994, Bethphage is a Registered Charity (No. 1046225) which supports adults (18+) with learning disabilities in Birmingham, Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin, Walsall and Wolverhampton. The organisation employs 230 people, which are all trained to a minimum of NVQ level three. It holds Investors in People silver status and is regularly commended for its work by the Care Quality Commission.