A BALTI night with food, fun and entertainment at an Asian restaurant in Bromsgrove has raised more than £500 for the Stroke Association.

Diners at Spice Valley Balti enjoyed a three-course meal accompanied by live music, singing from Alicia Benbow and some laughs with local comedian Tristan Harris.

The total raised during the evening was £511 - £248 from the sale of tickets, £235 from a raffle with prizes donated by local businesses and a collection of a further £28.

Since electing to support the charity in October last year, Spice Valley Balti has raised nearly £800 for the Stroke Association. Staff hope to increase this to over £1000 with further fundraising initiatives planned.

Claire Pell, the Stroke Association’s community and events fundraiser, added: “We’re incredibly grateful to the team at Spice Valley Balti for their continued support. With around 100,000 strokes a year in the UK it is vital that we have people who can raise funds for those affected by stroke. The money will go a long way in helping to support people in Worcestershire whose lives have been impacted by this devastating condition.”

Spice Valley Balti was opened in 2000 by three brothers from the Uddin family – Monir, Gias and Muhammad. The meal consisted of an elegant fusion of Indian and Bangladeshi cuisine, prepared by chef Muhammad Uddin.