Tickets on sale for curry night to help Trimley station project

Celebration for Trimley Station Community Trust as the group celebrates signing of lease for the old

Celebration for Trimley Station Community Trust as the group celebrates signing of lease for the old station, for which it is raising money to turn into a community hub for the village. Left to right: Therese Coffey MP, Roger Scrimgeour, Colin De'ath - Credit: Sarah Lucy brown

A fundraising curry night is to be held in aid of a project to convert a village railway station into a community hub.

Trimley Station Community Trust is aiming to restore the buildings at Trimley – which have been closed since 1967 though the station is still a stop on the Felixstowe-Ipswich line – to their former glory and include a community café, meeting rooms and exhibition space.

A cycle hire facility is also being considered for visitors to the nearby nature reserve.

Project director and trustee Adrian Reynolds said: “All this take a deal of time, dedication and money – we constantly fund raise to cover costs such as insurance whilst we make approaches to the various funding bodies.”

To help with the fundraising, a charity curry night with quizzes, games and a raffle is being held at the award-winning Bombay Nite restaurant in Walton High Street on September 18 at 6.30pm. Tickets are £20, available from 01394 794094 or via tickets@trimleystation.org.uk

To find out more about the project visit the trust’s website.

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