Cricket club’s curry for Keech

Members, friends and family of Luton Town and Indians Cricket Club
Members, friends and family of Luton Town and Indians Cricket Club

Family and friends of Luton Town and Indians Cricket Club aren’t getting hot under the collar after its charity curry night raised nearly £2,500 found Keech Hospice Care.

The spicy evening at Wardown Park was attended by 150 people and raised vital funds for the Luton-based charity which cares for children and adults with life-limiting conditions across Beds, Herts and Milton Keynes.

Event organiser Rashmi Patel, from Luton Town and Indians Cricket Club, said: “We wanted to raise money for a local charity that would benefit local families.

“Keech Hospice Care plays an extremely important role in the community. It’s there when a family needs it most.

“Without the dedication of Keech Hospice, adults and children who are terminally ill, and their families, wouldn’t get the help and care they need at the most painful and difficult time of their lives.”

Keech Hospice Care relies on fundraising for 70 per cent of its running costs, as only 30 per cent of its funding comes from the National Health Service. The hospice offers children and adults practical and emotional support as well as providing treatments and therapies including music and hydrotherapy.