Fun and games help flood victims

GOOD food and fun and games were the recipe for a successful fundraising night - as a Felixstowe restaurant raised about £1,200 for victims of floods in Bangladesh.

GOOD food and fun and games were the recipe for a successful fundraising night - as a Felixstowe restaurant raised about £1,200 for victims of floods in Bangladesh.

The special evening last night at the Bombay Nite restaurant in Walton High Street proved highly popular as customers helped those who had lost their homes in the recent disaster.

Mahbub Alam Shamim, owner of the restaurant, said: “It was a great success and a lovely night.

“We had a full house and everyone really enjoyed themselves - we had food and games, and raffles, too, and it was a late night!”

A collection was also taken to help the people hit by this month's tropical cyclone Sidr, which slammed into the south east coast of Bangladesh, killing 3,100 people and leaving about one million homeless.

Mr Shamim said a separate appeal is to be launched soon to help the cyclone victims rebuild their lives.

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“People are suffering very badly in Bangladesh and often we do not hear much about it on our news programmes,” he said.

“The cyclone and the flooding has affected hundreds of thousands of people and we want to help in any way we can.”

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