Nearly £40,000 donated to charity in 2009 and 2008. Here are the groups which have enjoyed a charity curry night and the amounts raised.
If you can ensure at least 22 supporters of your group would like to raise money over a curry, mail SwindonLink at: firstname.lastname@example.org to register your interest in an evening for your organisation or call 01793 608840.
Dates booked and money raised in 2009:
19 January – Raised £200 for a new kit for Blunsdon Colts Under 12s
20 January – Raised £100 for Blunsdon St Andrew Church, Renovation Appeal
26 January – Raised £50 for Raychem Netball Club
27 January – Raised £350 for Val & Mandy's Walk the Walk walk at the New York Marathon in November
2 February – Raised £50 Koalas Special Opportunities Playgroup
9 & 17 February – Special night marking the first year of curry for charity at the Bombay Lounge and also 30 years of The Link magazine. Raised £150 each for Chernobyl Children's Lifeline, Age Concern Swindon, Swindon Therapy Centre for Multiple Sclerosis and The Rainbow Club for Bereaved Childen. Pictured below, receiving a share of the proceeds from Hanif, from left, David Hughes of the Swindon MS Centre, Hazel Furze of the Rainbow Club for bereaved children, Roger Ogle, publisher, Link magazine, Gin McGiffin of Chernobyl Children’s Lifeline, Jo Osorio of Age Concern Swindon
10 February – Raised £100 for St Mary's Church, Lydiard Park, restoration appeal
16 February – Raised £50 for the Friends of Ashington Way Surgery
23 February – Raised £350 for Breakthrough Breast Cancer, Wiltshire
2 March – Raised £50 for Jellytots Playgroup, Shaw
9 March – Raised £300 for the Swindon Therapy Centre for Multiple Sclerosis+ £80 on the raffle
10 March – Raised £300 for Swindon Topcats Ladies Ice Hockey Club
16 March – Raised £200 for the MS Society
23 March – Raised £200 for the Meningitis Trust
24 March – Raised £300 for the Openwork Foundation
30 March – Raised £300 for Cystic Fibrosis Research
31 March – Raised £300 for Intrinsic Financial Services raising money for Childrens' Hospices UK
6 April – Raised £200 for Get Kids' Going, specialist wheelchairs and help to get children with disabilities into sport. www.getkidsgoing.co.uk
7 April – Raised £500 for The Palna Adoption Home, Delhi, India
13 April – Easter Monday – Not available
27 April – Raised £250 for Blunsdon Colts FC
28 April – Raised £250 for Lydiard Millicent Pre-school
4 May – Bank Holiday – Not available
5 May – Raised £200 for Wiltshire Air Ambulance
12 May – Raised £100 for Cares 4 Kids
18 May – Raised £200 for Poplars Day Care Nursery
19 May – Raised £400 for Swindon Junior Ice Hockey Club
25 May – Bank Holiday – Not available
26 May – available
1 June – Raised £50 for Britannia Majorettes
2 June – Raised £350 St Margaret's Church, Stratton
8 June – Raised £300 for Cycle Jordan on behalf of Women for Women research
9 June – Raised £400 for Coleview Junior Football Club
15 June – Raised £200 SHOC – Swindon Stop Harming Our Children
30 June – Raised £350 for Swindon Wildcats Ice Hockey Team
1 July – Raised £500 for the Swindon Mela
6 July – Raised £100 for St Mary's Church, Lydiard Park restoration fund
7 July – Raised £350 for Guide Dogs Swindon, organised by Purton Veterinary Group
13 July – Raised £100 money for an operation on Mia the dog who was attacked in June by a larger dog
14 July – Raised £300 for Action for Blind People sports club for visually impaired 5 to 16 year olds
20 July – Raised £250 for playground equipment at Colebrook Infants School
21 July – Raised £200 for Koalas Special Opportunities Playgroup
3 August – Zurich Challenge raised £200 for Koalas Special Opportunities Playgroup
10 August – Raised £350 for Asthma UK
7 September – Raised £200 for Headway Swindon & District
8 September – Raised £350 Swindon Pregnancy Crisis Centre, relaunching the service
14 September – Raised £350 for The Clivey Project, youth support and advice
15 September – Raised £300 for Roughmoor Rangers football club
21 September – Raised £50 for Prospect Hospice
22 September – Raised £350 for Wiltshire Army Cadet Force trek to Everest base camp
28 September – Raised £250 for the England Youth Tap Dance team to attend the world tap championships in Germany
29 September – Raised £400 for Animals Asia
5 October – Raised £200 for Kingsdown School, to create a sensory room for children with Asperger's Syndrome
6 October – Raised £400 for Breakthrough Breast Cancer, Wiltshire to launch Breast Cancer Awareness Month
12 October – Raised £200 for Swindon Top Cats Ladies Ice Hockey Team
13 October – Raised £300 for Swindon Stroke Support Group
19 October – Raised £250 for Kentwood Choir for Motor Neurone Disease
20 October – Raised £350 for St Saviours Church, Old Town
26 October – Raised £300 for Swindon Therapy Centre for Multiple Sclerosis
27 October – Raised £200 at a pink themed night in aid of Cancer Research UK
3 November – Raised £400 for Swindon 105.5FM community radio station
9 November – Raised £200 for Swindon Stop Harming Our Children
10 November – Raised £300 Walk the Walk in aid of Breakthrough Breast Cancer. Celebrate Val and Mandy's return from walking the New York marathon.
16 November – Raised £50 for Grange Infants School
17 November – Raised £350 for Friends of Angels Orphanage in Nepal
18 November – Raised £300 to help Michael Stratford play for England under 13s ice hockey team
23 November – Raised £100 for Kingsdown Trampolining Club
24 November – Raised £200 to educate destitute, poor and orphaned girls in rural Bangladesh.
30 November – Raised £50 for Koalas Swindon Opportunity Group
1 December -Raised £250 for Poplars Day Care Nursery
6 December – Raised £250 for Chernobyl Children In Need
8 December – Raised £300 for 633 Squadron (West Swindon) Air Training Cadets
14 December – Raised £400 for Sarcoidosis Charity (SILA)
Dates booked and money raised in 2008
11 February – Raised £250 for bereaved families in the Kisumu district of Kenya, as a result of the confict in the country.
25 February – Raised £250 for Koalas Special Opportunities Playgroup at the Salt Way Centre, Middleleaze.
3 March – Raised £650 for the Mayor of Swindon’s charities – TWIGS – Therapeutic Work in Gardens and Swindon Cares (Swindon Therapy Centre for Multiple Sclerosis, Samaritans, Broadgreen Breakfast Club) + £130 on the raffle. The Mayor and Mayoress pictured with Hanif Robani, above.
10 March – Raised £650 for Swindon Therapy Centre for Multiple Sclerosis to meet annual running costs + £150 on the raffle. Pictured right, MS Centre trustee David Hughes with Hanif Robani
17 March – Raised £300 for the Lower Shaw Farm Childrens’ Project. Environmental education for pre-school children.
31 March – Raised £600 for Chernobyl Childrens’ Lifeline who provide respite care in Swindon for children from the village of Ozarichi in Belarus which is in the radiated zone affected by the Chernobyl nuclear power station disaster in 1987. Plus £75 on the raffle.
Right, Hanif hands over a cheque to local CCLL organiser Gin McGiffin
7 April – Raised £700 for Epilepsy Action which provides free information and advice about coping with epilepsy and seizures. Below: Hanif with Ken Kimber who organised the evening, right
14 April – Raised £400 for Swindon’s Prospect Hospice, which provides specialist care and support for people living with a life-threatening illness and their families.
Tuesday 15 April – Raised £600 for Animals Asia which saves Moon Bears in China and Vietnam from the cruelty of bear farms. Also £140 from the raffle.
21 April – Raised £100 for the Army Benevolent Fund which supports soldiers and their families in need of financial and practical help following injury or death in the service of the country.
28 April – Raised £350 for Swindon Well Women Centre and Man@WWC. The centre provides free and confidential health advice and information to women and men.
12 May – Raised £100 for Sunny Smiles Parent & Toddler Group, a small group for parents with pre-school children which meets in Roughmoor Social Hall, Peatmoor.
19 May – Raised £100 for Swindon Tigersharks Amateur Swimming Club at the Link Centre.
2 June – Raised £350 for Breakthrough Breast Cancer, below, plus £131 from a raffle. The Swindon & Wiltshire Branch is raising money for the national charity fighting breast cancer through research and education. Right, Breakthrough members enjoy a curry
9 June – Raised £350 for Homestart Swindon, supporting families cope and care for pre-school children.
Tuesday 10 June – Raised £450 for Trailblazers to provide children with disabilities more opportunities to enjoy outings and adventurous play.
16 June – Raised £350 for Coleview Juniors U9s Football Club, in aid of a new kit.
23 June – Raised £100 for the Friends of the Hydrotherapy Pool which supports the water pool therapy facility used by people with disabilities.
30 June – Raised £100 for the Ashington House Patients Representative Group which mproving patient facilities at Ashington House Medical Centre, Westlea
7 July – Raised £150 to buy kit and equipment for Blunsdon Colts Football Club
14 July – Raised £100 for Swindon Ocotal Link projects in Swindon's twin town in Nicaragua.
21 July – Raised £250 for the Mayor of Swindon's charities – Swindon Coalition of Disabled People, Swindon Youth Empowerment Project and the Swindon combined youth brass bands.
28 July – Raised £100 for Britannia Majorettes who perform at shows and fetes all over the south-west.
29 July – Raised £400 for Nutkins Parent & Toddler Group which meets at Upper Shaw Farm
4 August – Raised £250 for Family Mediation Swindon which helps couples and communities resolve disagreements and find ways forward.
11 August – Raised £50 at the West Swindon Ladies Group social night out.
1 September – £400 for Headway which help rebuild lives after head injury.
8 September – £100 for Music Alive, Purton which puts on workshops for people with disabilities in Wiltshire, Gloucestershire and Oxfordshire
15 September – £100 for Toothill Junior Youth, providing fun activities for 6 to 15 years olds at Toothill Farm social centre.
16 September – £250 to support Peatmoor Primary School school pond environmental project.
22 September – Raised £100 for Friends of Swindon Young Carers. Supporting young people who care for others
29 September – Raised £150 for Swindon School of Gymnastics to send promising young gymnasts to train in China at the end of October.
30 September – Raised £250 for Macmillan Cancer Care at an evening organised by staff at Nationwide.
6 October – Raised £50 for Friends of Oliver Tomkins School, Toothill, to support school activities
7 October – Raised £100 for Naomi House Children's Hospice which helps children with life limiting conditions and support their families in is Berkshire, Dorset, Hampshire, the Isle of Wight, Wiltshire and the fringes of West Sussex and Surrey. Right, Nikki Styles and 6 year old Brandon receiving a cheque from Asif Robani for Naomi House
13 October – Raised £100 for Lights for Learning, the Cricklade based charity that invented a solar power lighting system which can be used in homes and schools without electricity www.lightsforlearning.org
20 October – Raised £100 for Bobbie's School of Dance to send 16 dancers to train and perform in Los Angeles in April 2009. Pictured right.
27 October – Raised £300 for SHOC: Stop Harming Our Children Swindon. Promoting information about nutritional, medical, environmental and psychological threats to children. Below, Basil Jones of SHOC receiving a cheque from Hanif Robbani
3 November – Raised £300 for The Samaritans, Swindon branch, plus £300 through an auction
10 November – Raised £150 for North Wiltshire Group of NACC (National Association of Crohn's & Colitis) to promote national 'Red Hot Day' to raise awareness for Crohn's Disease and Colitis.
11 November – Raised £300 for St Mary's Church, Lydiard Park, for restoration of the historic building
12 November – Raised £450 for Lydiard Millicent Pre-School which is celebrating its twentieth anniversary.
17 November – Raised £450 for the Swindon MS Therapy Centre Moving Soon Appeal for their purpose built centre in West Swindon.
18 November – Raised £300 for Optometry Giving Sight which supports projects all around the world, providing vision care, local training and infrastructure development.
19 November – Raised £200 for the Friends of Greendown Community School
24 November – Raised £50 for Freshbrook Playgroup, raising money for the Starfish Appleal in aid of the Mountbatten Ward liver specialist centre at King's College, London
30 November – Raised £600 for Chernobyl Childrens’ Lifeline to provide respite care in Swindon for children from the village of Ozarichi in Belarus which is in the radiated zone affected by the Chernobyl nuclear power station disaster in 1987.
8 December – Raised £100 for Swindon’s Prospect Hospice, which provides specialist care and support for people living with a life-threatening illness and their families. The care it provides is free of charge and is offered in partnership with community and hospital services.
15 December – Raised £350 Animals Asia which saves Moon Bears in China and Vietnam from the cruelty of bear farms