The staff at Rasoi Waterfront, have served up around 40 Christmas curries to young people in need from across the city.
The Rasoi team opened their doors and welcomed people supported by the Swansea Young Single Homeless Project (SYSHP), based in the city’s Walter Road and provided them with a delicious meal with all the trimmings. Chefs served up fine Indian food to the youngsters at the waterfront restaurant, and to the SYSHP staff who give them much-needed practical and emotional support throughout the year.
Jas Kullar, co-owner of Rasoi Indian Kitchen and Rasoi Waterfront, said: “The ‘Christmas Curry’ has become something of a fixture in the Rasoi calendar and we are very pleased to continue with it this year. Last year we took the curry to SYSHP’s offices but this year we thought it would be nice to welcome our guests into the restaurant so they can enjoy the full festive experience.”
SYSHP Representative Isobel Smith said: “Many of our young people will have never experienced dining out in a restaurant before; and so we are extremely grateful to Rasoi for inviting us to their restaurant and providing a meal for our young people and staff to enjoy together, ahead of Christmas.
“SYSHP relies upon donations and support to enable us to continue with the work we do, supporting more than 110 young people aged 16 to 25 at any one time, with accommodation, emotional support and practical help. Last year we supported nearly 300 young people to live independently and become positive members of their communities. We do all we can to enable vulnerable youngsters go on to live enjoyable, productive lives and we appreciate the help we receive from local businesses and supporters.”
Jas continues: “We hope the event will raise awareness of the excellent work that is being carried out by SYSHP and the plight of people entrenched in poverty within Swansea.”