First team players support club partner Star of India to raise funds for local charitySupporters were invited to enjoy a curry at the restaurant in Leytonstone alongside the first team squad for an evening to raise money for local charity, Cygnus Trust.
Owner of the restaurant and founder of the charity, Shah Ahmed, laid on a special night of curry and live music to raise funds for the local cause that help numerous charities and community groups in Waltham Forest, Redbridge and Newham.
Included in the evening’s entertainment was Head of Sports Science, Lee Southernwood, taking the microphone to sing ‘Sweet Caroline,’ while new signing Robbie Simpson was made to do his initiation by ‘rapping’ in front of the packed restaurant.
Shah commented, “It was a very enjoyable evening and we are really grateful for the staff and players of Leyton Orient as well as the fans for supporting the event. The money raised for the Cygnus Trust goes towards a number of local community groups and charities across the three local boroughs so thanks again to all those involved."
A raffle helped raise extra funds with prizes donated by the club and the Star of India, while the players were on hand to sign autographs and pose for photos in between the superb food served in the award winning restaurant.
For more details on the charity visit their website www.cygnustrust.org.