Curry night to raise funds for victims of Bangladesh factory fire
4:00pm Monday 28th October 2013 in News
A FUNDRAISING curry night is being held at the Queen Victoria pub in Gloucester Street, Stroud to raise money for the victims of a fire which tore through a clothing factory in Bangladesh.
The evening, on November 7, will be presented by Manny Masih of BBC Radio Gloucestershire and former Stroud MP David Drew with music from Gloucestershire band Gordon the Hedgehog.
A mouth-watering Bangladeshi buffet will be served from 7.30pm and a video will be screened about the disaster.
There is no charge but guests are encouraged to give a donation.
Money raised will go to the Rana Plaza Victims Support UK, set up in the aftermath of the fire in April which killed 1,129 workers.
The event has been organised by Arosh Ali, originally from Bangladesh and now living in Cheltenham, who is spearheading a campaign to win compensation for the victims.
"The tragedy highlighted the true cost of cheap, imported clothes," said Mr Ali, who is raising money to pay for legal costs.
"Experts believe that the tragedy was preventable and a team of Bangladeshi lawyers are working to bring a court action against the Bangladeshi authorities and the companies involved."
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