Despite hazardous weather, retailers turned out to support the charity NewstrAid and NFRN curry night at the City Pavilion in Romford last week. 

Retailers enjoyed a trade show attended by suppliers such as Boost and Bobby’s before a meal and entertainment.  

Alex van Straubenzee, chief executive of NewstrAid, said: “This was an excellent occasion when NewstrAid and the NFRN worked together to entertain the independent retail trade with a trade show, good food and spectacular Bhangra dancing for the hardworking shop owners and small businesses in the London area.”