Beat the winter chill with a Janu-Curry Get Together

This January we’re continuing our partnership with ABF The Soldiers’ Charity to encourage neighbours to get together and raise vital funds for both local communities and soldiers, veterans and their families. Beat the winter chill and get ready for the Janu-curry Get Together!

ABF The Soldiers’ Charity is the British Army’s national charity and runs the Big Curry, a year-round national campaign, which encourages people to gather and share the Army tradition of eating curry together and swapping stories. Last year both charities worked together for the Together For Good: Neighbourhood Watch Big Curry in September 2019 and the Boxing Day Big Curry which saw local communities and members of the Army family join each other at home and in local halls and restaurants to share a Big Curry meal and raise vital funds.

Now, we encourage you to choose a date this January and host your own Big Curry meal. You can find all the information you need at Get inspiration for what to put on the menu with free recipes and make inviting people over easier with our special invites and posters.

Get 2020 started off with a good deed this January. All funds raised will be split equally between Neighbourhood Watch Network and the ABF The Soldiers’ Charity so both local neighbours and the Army community will benefit from your great efforts.

We want to see your Janu-curry Get Togethers so post your pictures on Facebook or Twitter and use #BigCurry and you could be in with a chance of winning a Big Curry tea towel, apron and copy of Dr Rupy Aujla’s cookbook The Doctor’s Kitchen.


"Christmas and new year is traditionally a time for getting together with family and friends. But we must remember our neighbours, especially those who are vulnerable and isolated. Hosting a big curry in January is a great way to reach out and connect with neighbours in our community following the excitement of Christmas. We are very pleased to be joining ABF The Soldiers’ Charity in this initiative."

John Hayward-Cripps, CEO Neighbourhood Watch Network

"It is a great pleasure to be joining Neighbourhood Watch again and bringing people together to share a curry with a difference. Every bite matters when it comes to taking part in a Big Curry meal. We are delighted to be helping both the Army family and also the local communities they live in."

Brigadier (Ret’d) Robin Bacon, Chief of Staff at ABF The Soldiers’ Charity


To find out more about The Soldiers’ Charity, visit