A BREAST cancer charity has been given a grant to put on a free community event which will celebrate the vibrancy and cuisine of India.

The big Curry Up! takes place on October 20 at the Left Bank from 7pm and has been organised by Breast Cancer Haven.

The charity, which is based in St Owen Street, secured a Celebrate Award from the Big Lottery Fund to organise this event which is free to attend.

There will be a cookery demonstration on how to cook authentic Indian food by Rayeesa Asghar-Sandys from Mordiford cookery school, Rayeesa's Indian Kitchen, who recently featured on BBC2’s Dragon’s Den.

The Starlight Company will be performing Bollywood dancing and there will be the opportunity for guests to have a go if they want to.

All guests will each receive a free Bombay Burger from Hereford-based restaurant the Burger Shop, which will also be supporting Breast Cancer Haven throughout October by donating £2 from every Bombay Burger sold at their restaurants in both Hereford and Worcester.

There are 250 tickets which will need to be reserved at www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/curry-up-tickets-33044180032 and must be brought to the event to gain entry.

The big Curry Up! celebration will launch the Big Community Curry Up! where people will get together and host their own Curry Up! events across Herefordshire during the autumn to raise money for Haven.

Breast Cancer Haven Hereford supports women through their breast cancer treatment and provides a tailor-made package of emotional, physical and practical support.