The Clark’s Curry Night
As soon as the restrictions were announced in response to COVID-19, the Clark’s got thinking. They transformed their annual Pause 4 Parkinson’s Curry Night into a virtual event with take away curries available to order and an online stream of their raffle draw with family and friends. Debbie Clark said, “We purchased 200 takeaway containers and labelled the curries. Orders were taken and people could collect from our home, using the social distancing rules. We also had beautiful homemade Naan bread and sugar-coated fennel as a palette cleanser packaged in tiny bags. Interestingly, many who were unable to attend the original date were now able to make an order and enjoy the curries, as well as support the event. Initially, we were concerned that we would have lots of curry left over but the opposite was true! We were making additional curries every day for a week. We also received orders from friends’ neighbours and community members whom we didn’t know.” The Clark’s Online Curry Night was hugely successful, raising $2,655.