Free curry as Portsmouth takeaway makes gesture to help cancer charity

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An Indian takeaway in Portsmouth is giving away free meals to raise £1,000 for Macmillan Cancer Support.

The Shalimar Takeaway in London Road, North End, is holding the fundraiser tomorrow night and will be offering curry lovers one free meal for each order purchased.

On top of that, the business will be donating all takings for the night to Macmillan.

The Shalimar’s owner Iqbal Miah has made the gesture as members of his family have been affected by cancer.

He said: ‘I am hoping people will come along and enjoy an Indian takeaway with us knowing at the same time they are fundraising for a good cause locally.

‘We are hoping as many people as possible will attend.’

All the funds raised will be used by Macmillan to fund vital cancer services for people affected by cancer, from specialist cancer nurses to grants for cancer patients with money problems.

Macmillan’s fundraising manager for south east Hampshire Lisa Murphy said: ‘This is a fantastic contribution to Macmillan locally as all the donations will be used to support people affected by cancer in Portsmouth.

‘Sadly, the number of people being diagnosed with cancer is increasing every year and that means Macmillan’s support for people living with cancer is in more demand than ever.’

To find out more about the event call Mr Miah on 07539 229798.

For information on fundraising for Macmillan call 0300 1000 200 or visit
To order your curry from The Shalimar tomorrow from 5pm until midnight, call (023) 9266 4207 or (023) 9267 9833 or visit the takeaway at 239 London Road, North End.