Support from Indian takeaway sees fundraising effort hot up

Staff at the Shalimar restaurant in North End with Macmillan volunteers
Staff at the Shalimar restaurant in North End with Macmillan volunteers
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An Indian takeaway added a bit of spice to a charity fundraiser.

The Shalimar in London Road, North End, last night offered curry lovers one free meal with each order purchased and donated all of the evening’s takings to Macmillan Cancer Support.

It is hoped the gesture will raise more than £1,000 to help people affected by cancer in the Portsmouth area.

The Shalimar’s owner, Iqbal Miah, thanked his staff for donating their pay from last night to the charity, while others also worked on their day off.

He said: ‘We had friends and volunteers helping out. We were keen to help a good cause that does so much to support people affected by cancer.’

Richard Martin, a Macmillan volunteer ambassador for south east Hampshire was on hand to watch the busy service last night.

He said: ‘We are very grateful for this tremendous support shown by staff at The Shalimar.

‘To give up a whole night’s takings for the charity is an amazing gesture and we will ensure that the money is put to good use.’

For information on fundraising for Macmillan call 0300 1000 200 or visit macmillan.org.uk/fundraising