STOURBRIDGE curry lovers put their hands in their pockets to support Mary Stevens Hospice at a fundraising dinner.

The event, held at Amblecote's Indiluxe restaurant on July 15, raised £1,100 for the hospice, which supports people with life-limiting illnesses.

Diners enjoyed a three course meal and were entertained by magicians and bhangra dancers.

They also had the chance to win prizes donated by local businesses and Free Radio's Cat and Nelly breakfast show.

Indiluxe owner Hamdu Mia said: "We were delighted with how the night went and so happy that everyone dug deep and donated what they could to a fantastic charity. This was our first charity night, we are now planning more in the future."

Radio star Nelly, who played host for the evening, added: "It was a fab night. I really enjoyed hosting it.

"Everyone was having a great time and the fact we raised more than a thousand pounds for such a good cause was brilliant.

"It just shows how generous people in the Black Country are."