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An event that took place Friday 31 March raised £800 for the charity Crimestoppers.

Organised and hosted by Romail Gulzar, Chair of Crimestoppers and the High Sheriff of Leicestershire, the evening was part of the Curry for Charity initiative, which works alongside The Leicester Curry Awards.

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Romail Gulzar said: “Fundraising plays an essential role and I am grateful to everyone for their support.”

“I was very happy with the way the evening went and the money we managed to bring in. Working with local businesses and the community is a good way to raise awareness of the charity.”

The crime-fighting charity is independent from police but assist law enforcement to locate criminals. They receive anonymous information via a 24/7 phone number that people can call to pass on any important details without being traced.

Held at Everest Dine – a finalist restaurant in the first ever Leicester Curry Awards, the event was attended by around 50 guests and included county and city leaders, the Lord Mayor, Councillor Stephen Corrall and Jennifer, Lady Gretton – Her Majesty’s Lord Lieutenant of the County and City of Leicester.

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High Sheriff of Leicestershire, Professor Surinder Sharma said: “I am delighted to support and raise funds for Crimestoppers whose core function is central to my role.”

“They do sterling work in helping the citizens of Leicestershire, Rutland and Nottinghamshire.”

This will be the last fundraising event for High Sheriff Surinder Sharma whose one-year appointment is due to end later this month.

You can contact Crimestoppers anonymously by calling their number anytime of the day or night 0800 555 111.