Restaurant makes meal of fundraiser

A FUN evening of fundraising at a Felixstowe restaurant raised �1,000 to help people caught up in disasters.The Bombay Nite in High Street, Walton, was packed for the event as people enjoyed a slap-up meal and a series of raffles and games.

A FUN evening of fundraising at a Felixstowe restaurant raised �1,000 to help people caught up in disasters.

The Bombay Nite in High Street, Walton, was packed for the event as people enjoyed a slap-up meal and a series of raffles and games.

Restaurant owner Alam Shamim said it had been an excellent evening and everybody had enjoyed it.

Among those supporting the event were Evening Star editor Nigel Pickover and Terry Baxter from Ipswich Town, who brought along a signed football to auction on the night.

The money raised would go to human aid charity Infaan Aid, which aims to help people caught up in natural disasters to rebuild their lives.

He said: “The aim is to give them the equipment and practical help they need, not money which is quickly spent.

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“If a farmer needs help, we would buy him the tools or other materials or equipment which will then help him and his family to work on their farm, to grow their food and earn a living.

“That is what important - to help them to help themselves.

“It puts the people in control of their own lives and is a practical way of helping.

“At the time of the tsunami we saw how people's fishing boats were swept away and the best thing we were able to do locally was to raise some money to help buy them new boats.”

One of the most recent projects had been to buy 37 rickshaws for 37 families in Bangladesh to help them run a business.

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