The Lord Mayor of Portsmouth, Councillor Lee Mason, was joined by over 100 curry lovers at a fundraising event hosted by Southsea-based Indian Restaurant, The Akash. Together they raised over £1,500 for our Cosham cancer support centre which provides practical and emotional help to people living with cancer.

The evening featured live music from Saxophonist Ian Thomas and dancers from Unity Bollywood. Raffle and auction prizes included dinner with Portsmouth FC player, Christian Burgess, the opportunity to be a mascot at one of Portsmouth FC's fixtures in September, and Indian cooking lessons. 

Faz Ahmed, who owns The Akash, said:

I'm absolutely delighted to support Wessex Cancer Trust. Our fundraising evening had a huge community support from people who joined together to raise as much as possible. It means a lot personally because a close family friend has cancer and received great help from the Cosham centre. I've recently visited the centre to see first-hand the excellent support Wessex Cancer Trust is providing, not just to people fighting cancer but to their loved ones as well.