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%image% 22.03.2013 Curries Flavour For Children’s Charity, The Warminster Journal
A curry evening at the Agra restaurant in East Street raised more than £1,000 for the Warminster branch of the NSPCC.
The event was a sellout success with 100 people taking advantage of the chance to support the children’s charity.
Marie Wheeler said, “It was a fantastic night and one of the most popular fundraising events we have held. We had two sittings of 50 people and everyone gave very generously for the
raffle with Junction 18 donating a lot of the prizes. Hats off to the Agra for such delicious food and wonderful service.”
%image% 27.07.2012 Healthy Menu Curries Favour, The Warminster Journal
Curry lovers can now enjoy healthier versions of their favourite dishes at restaurants in the Warminster area thanks to a special pilot project.
The restaurants, which all have four or five star food hygiene ratings have received support and guidance from Wiltshire Council to prepare and promote healthier Indian food.
…Agra restaurant have launched alternative, healthier versions of their bestselling curries that are lower in fat, sugar and salt. If there is a good uptake of the new dishes the scheme
could be introduced at other restaurants across the country.
Wiltshire Council’s cabinet member for public health, Keith Humphries said: “We are delighted to be working with the Indian community to provide healthier versions of people’s
favourite curry dishes.”
%image% 20.02.1998 Curry House Scoops Prizes, The Wiltshire Times
A curry house in Warminster has received two awards in the last month. The Agra restaurant in East Street ranked among the country’s top 50 establishments who together raised
£24,000 for ‘Save the Children’ on ‘National Curry Day’ last November by donating 10 percent of their evening’s takings.
Mr Rahman, owner of The Agra, was invited to the ‘Curry Day’ presentation where Princess Anne thanked all those who had helped to make the event a success.
The Agra has also appeared in this year’s ‘Curry Club Good Curry Guide’, an award which was given by an independent panel of judges who visited the restaurant. The award was
given for high standards of service and the excellence of the food.
%image% 14.06.1991 Help For Flood Victims, The Warminster Journal
The restaurant was packed and there were two sessions, with 46 people sitting down to a meal in each session. At midnight, Warminster’s Carnival Queen Wendy Watkinson, drew the
raffle number, to decide who was going to win a week’s holiday in Tenerife.
Next morning, Mr Rahman had a big cheque for £1,523.90 ready to present to Margaret Gerring, the Wiltshire director of the British Red Cross, for their Bangladesh Appeal.
‘We wanted to do something to help all the people who have lost so much in the floods,’ said one of the Agra staff member. ‘We feel it was worthwhile.’
The Red Cross are making a national appeal for the money to pay for medical supplies and relief work for the Bangladesh flood victims.
Mr. M. Rahman, Muzib and all the staff at the Agra wish to thank all those people who participated in making this event so successful.
Prize winners in the raffle: Villa in Tenerife for a week, Mrs. D. Carpenter; 12 bottles of wine, Barbara Ellison; magnum of champagne, Mrs. Berrisford; bottle of perfume, Mrs. Gould;
meal for two at the Turnkey, Mrs. Crutwell; electric knife, Mr. Paul Adie; mystery prize, Mrs. Walsh.
%image% 07.06.1991 Diners Rush To Help Cyclone Appeal, The Wiltshire Times
Fans of Indian cuisine flocked to the Agra Restaurant in East Street, Warminster, on Wednesday last week to help raise £1,523.90 for the Bangladesh cyclone appeal.
The restaurant has decided to give most of the takings from that night’s meals to the British Red Cross appeal, and more than 80 people rushed to book a table.
There was also a raffle, with the chance to win a holiday at a villa in Tenerife donated by hairdresser Roland John.
Restaurant owner Mr. Muhibur Rahman said: “We were prompted by the way people are suffering in Bangladesh. Everybody is doing their bit and we felt we should do our bit. I know a
lot of people who live in Bangladesh but not in the disaster struck area. They need constant help; it is a lengthy process and the charity evening is a good reminder.”
A cheque for the money raised was presented to director for Wiltshire Red Cross Mrs. Margaret Gerring on Thursday morning.
The holiday was won by Mrs. D. Carpenter. Second prize, a case of wine, donated by the Yupp Brothers of Mere was won by Mrs. Barbara Ellison. Third prize, a bottle of champagne,
donated by Mr. Paul Adie, was won by Roz Browning.
There were also several other prizes donated by Mr. Hudd, Mr. Carpenter and Mr. Breisford. These were won by Mrs. Gould, Mrs. Walsh, Mrs. Crutwell and Mr. Adie.