Curry Night for the Llanelli Goods Shed raises £1400



A fundraising Curry Night for the Llanelli Railway Goods Shed Trust project raised £1400.
The event was held at the Ali Raj restaurant in Trinity Road, Llanelli, and was hosted by Llanelli MP Nia Griffith, chairman of the Trust, and the Rev Eldon Phillips, one of the trustees.
"The response from the public and supporters of the trust was magnificent," said Trust secretary Richard Roper.
"We are very grateful to the Ali Raj restaurant and prize and raffle donors for making it such a successful night."
Rev Eldon Phillips dressed up as Isambard Kingdom Brunel for the occasion.
The event was also attended by civic dignitaries, including the Mayor of Llanelli Shahana Najmi.
Auction items included a stunning painting of Carningli by award-winning artist Vicki Cooke and a very unusual 'photograph through a bottle', taken by Llanelli Photographic Society member Alun Lewis.
"It was a fun night," said Llanelli Railway Goods Shed Trust project officer Robert Lloyd.
"Guests were also able to sample the famous Ali Raj curry which bears the name of one of our trustees, The Rev Eldon."
It has been a busy month for the Goods Shed team. The Welsh Government's Deputy Minister for Culture, Sport and Tourism, Ken Skates AM, visited the shed in Marsh Street, Llanelli.
Meanwhile, the trust members are waiting to hear the results of latest grant applications to the Heritage Lottery Fund and the Big Lottery Fund.
"The Goods Shed project continues to gather momentum thanks to the support of the people of Llanelli and Wales," said project officer Robert Lloyd.
"The shed is believed to be the last remaining 'Brunel-style' building of its kind in Wales, if not Britain. It is a Grade II Listed building and a reminder of the Great Western days when railways played such an important part in the development of Llanelli.
"We all have our fingers crossed that we can gain some more grant support money for what is a dynamic and ground-breaking project for Llanelli.
Proposals for the Grade II Listed building near Llanelli Railway Station involve establishing a multi-purpose community hub to include offices, arts facilities, a cafe and a heritage centre.



Photos:
The Mayor of Llanelli Shana Najmi, the Rev Eldon Phillips, and Llanelli MP Nia Griffith outside the Ali Raj restaurant.
The Mayor of Llanelli Shana Najmi and the Rev Eldon Phillips, dressed up as Isambard Kingdom Brunel.
The audience at the Ali Raj restaurant.
The Rev Eldon Phillips, dressed up as Isambard Kingdom Brunel.

If you want to get involved with the Goods Shed project, then contact - 
Robert Lloyd, project officer,
email: rlloydpr@btinternet.com
07777 683637

Website -
http://www.llanellirailwaygoodsshedtrust.org.uk/

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