A DEDICATED restaurant owner is gearing up for his seventh annual fundraiser – and is appealing to the Fareham community to make it the best yet.
For one night every year, Abu-Suyeb Tanzem gives all the takings from his Indian takeaway to charity.
This year, he is splitting the cash taken at Gandhi’s, in Anjou Crescent, Fareham, between three good causes – the Rowans Hospice, the Stubbington Ark and Cancer Research UK.
Mr Tanzem said: ‘It is my honour to do something for charities that do good work in the community. I want to give something back to the community.’
The night raises hundreds of pounds and is supported by the mayor of Fareham, David Norris.
Cllr Norris has chosen The Rowans Hospice, a charity which provides specialist hospice care and support to patients with cancer and other life-limiting illnesses, and the RSPCA-run animal shelter the Stubbington Ark, as his two chosen charities of the year.
Mr Tanzem has also chosen to make a donation to Cancer Research UK in honour of some of his customers and family members who he has seen battle the disease.
Mr Tanzem said: ‘Many of my customers, and friends and family have been affected by cancer, that’s why I want to give something towards researching the disease.
‘All the takings from the night go to charity and I’m hoping that lots of people will come down and support the night.
‘There’s a real party atmosphere on the night and I’m hoping this year will be the best yet.’
The mayor will be there along with other guests including representatives of Cancer Research UK.
Mr Tanzem said: ‘This is one of the most wonderful days in my year. I am very excited when this date comes around.
‘I feel very proud of myself and of my customers who are so generous each year.’
The event will be held on Monday, April 27 between 5pm and 11pm.
To make a booking or donation call 01329 842183.