Around 50 people attended a charity dinner on Thursday night in Leicester to raise money for crime fighting charity Crimestoppers.
The event which was organised by Leicestershire and Rutland Crimestoppers in conjunction with Pukaar News, raised over £1000 and took place at Everest Dine restaurant on Belgrave Gate in Leicester.
Guests were treated to a champagne receptions, dinner and entertainment, all for a ticket price of £15 a head.
The evening comprised of guest speakers and entertainment from opera singer Stephanie Hill, the singing policeman Kulbinder Rai and Leicester’s Got talent winner 2013, Lydia Unsudimi. There was also a raffle with prizes donated from various local businesses.
The Lord Mayor of Leicester, Councillor Ted Cassidy was amongst those that attended the evening, and said, “It was a wonderful evening, the singing was tremendous and the company magnificent.
“Volunteers that are involved in these charities are tremendous and if we can support them by coming to raise money at these events then I will continue to do so.”
Other guest speakers included the High Sheriff of Leicestershire, Gordon Arthur and Assistant City Mayor Councillor, Manjula Sood.
Miss England Natasha Hemmings and Mr England Chris Bramell also attended the event. Natasha said: “I think the charity is amazing; the idea behind it is very thoughtful and they really think about the public in terms of providing them with a safer place to live,”
Chairman of Leicestershire and Rutland Crimestoppers, Romail Gulzar said: “I was extremely happy with how the evening went and I am grateful for all who attended.”
“We hope that we have raised local awareness of the charity and it’s work in making the community a safer place.”
The High Sherriff of Leicestershire, Gordon Arthur was blown away by the work of the charity and said: “it was a fascinating and vibrant evening that brought together different cultures as a collective.”
The charity is run by dedicated volunteers who link the community to the region and is dedication to fighting crime across the Leicestershire and Rutland area.
Crimestoppers help law enforcement to locate criminals and help solve crimes, but are independent from police. The charity receives anonymous information though its 24/7 phone number that people can call to pass on information about crime. Alternatively people can send information anonymously via a Giving Information Form. Crimestoppers do not need names or any other personal details, and they do not trace calls or track IP addresses.
To pass on information about crime anonymously, please call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111, or fill out the secure, encrypted online form.