CURRY lovers were out in force for a charity fundraiser.

The event at Coriander Lounge in the Southampton saw dozens of friends and loyal customers gather for a worthy cause and raised £2,000.

The night, organised by fundraiser Anna Chalk, was held with restaurateurs Nab Miah and Mujab Muhammed donating their time and food for free. It was all in aid of the Red Cross Myanmar Appeal, which is raising money to help the thousands of families fleeing horrificviolence into Bangladesh.

Mrs Chalk, who organises a fundraising events at the restaurant every four months for a different local charity, said it was the first time she had felt moved to help an international charity, such is the scale of the crisis. And Mr Miah - who is originally from Bangladesh - said he had been “unable to sleep” after seeing footage of the crisis on television.

Comedian Mike Osman was also there with his family and said: “I think if we are able to do something about these things then we should. We are all fortunate and will go home to nice houses tonight. The British are always good at supporting people around the world.”