The community came together at a poplar Indian restaurant in Dursley to help two boys raise money before a special trip to the other side of the world.

Dillon Callinan and Josh Morgan have been busy raising funds over the last few months before they travel to Borneo with Outlook Expeditions.

They are students at Marling School and found the opportunity via their teachers.

They have already raised some money but an evening of fun at the renowned Dil Raj restaurant in Dursley helped push them even closer to their fundraising total.

Friends, family and neighbours all came together to take part in a raffle and other activities throughout the evening.

"This is a once in a lifetime opportunity," the boys said when discussing what the trip would give them.

"It has taken us nearly two-years of planning, preparation and fund raising."

"The 28-day visit includes climbing Mount Kinabalu the highest mountain in South East Asia, a 2-day jungle camp deep in the forest learning a variety of survival skills, Wildlife watching in Kinabatangan Nature Lodge, visit to Sepilok Orangutan Sanctuary and neighbouring reserve and conservation centre, take part in the Tenom project staying on a local farm to learn and support the local village, supporting Sabah Marine project, and a visit to Tar Islands," Josh's mother Linda explained.

"During the Curry evening there was an excellent raffle and the boys took the opportunity to thank both sets of parents, family and friends who have supported them.

"At the end of a great evening a rapturous applause was given to Rakib and his team for an outstanding Indian Banquet."