A COMMUNITY centre in Cam has got its brand new cafe of to a sizziling start with an Indian street food evening.

THE GL11 Community Hub in Fairmead celebrated the opening with an evening of curries and samosas, raising over £600 for the charity.

Professional chef Nina Chawdra cooked an intriguing range of street food, and guests had a go at making chapattis, potato curry and bhajis.

Manager Indigo Redfern is hoping the centre can hold regular evenings featuring a range of world foods

“It’s great to have evening events happening here, it brings in a new crowd of local people, so that the community centre can be enjoyed by everyone. And also brings in some much needed cash”

The evening was hosted by well-loved local MC, Terry Pascoe, with many business generously donating a wide variety of gifts towards the raffle.

“Our next evening will be Chinese and Thai foods, with plenty of different dishes to try, and a demonstration so you can have a go at home,” said Indigo.

“It’s a great chance to meet people, eat and learn to cook great food and have some fun.”

The money raised has been earmarked to help run baby and toddler groups as well as upgrade creche equipment at the centre.