A POWYS garden centre has raised almost £2,000 from hosting a curry and quiz night and coffee morning.

On Friday, October 14, the Old Railway Line Garden Centre, in Three Cocks, near Llyswen, held a charity quiz and curry night in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support. The event was announced a couple months prior and sold out within a week.

With it having been 12 months since their last one, the quiz and curry night was a big success for the independent, family-run garden centre.

On arrival, all guests were encouraged to buy a raffle ticket, with all funds going towards the charity. They were then seated in their teams in the railway restaurant before tucking into a delicious homemade curry. Once food was devoured, founder Mark Cleary hosted the much-loved quiz.

With a proportion of each ticket price going straight to the charity, £635 was already raised before the event and a further £344 was raised through raffle sales, bringing the charity total up to £979 from the event night alone.

Additional money raised for the charity was raised through the Macmillan Coffee Morning on September 30 and other fundraising efforts over the last few months.

A total of £335.50 was raised during their coffee morning and a further £600 from other fundraising efforts – bringing the total amount raised to £1,914.50.

Mark said: “It was such a pleasure to invite everyone back in for our charity quiz and curry night as it’s an event I always look forward to.

“We’re very proud of the total raised through the event for Macmillan and want to thank everyone who came along and offered extra donations through the raffle.

“We enjoyed hosting both events and, as always, seeing so many familiar faces as well as new ones. There are many more events coming up for Christmas which we can’t wait to get stuck into. It will be a fantastic way to round off a great year.”

The Old Railway Line have a number of Christmas events lined up before the end of the year, all selling out fast with limited spaces left.

For more information or to keep up to date with any future events, visit their website at https://www.oldrailwaylinegc.co.uk/event-directory/ or call them on 01497 847055.