Press release: A carnival Queen has joined Indian restaurant charity fundraisers who took a bath in curry – to raise money for the BBC’s Children in Need appeal.
The fun fundraiser was held in the Market Place, Diss, outside the Spice Cottage restaurant, catching the eye of residents who made donations to support the caper.
Chef Alim Uddin got in the bath – it needed to be a hot Vindaloo curry because of the chilly weather – which raised a superb £206.34 in just 40 minutes for charity.
As a result of the tremendous support Children in Need received from supporters all across the UK, the charity is set to have another fantastic year.
Last year’s appeal raised a record breaking £39 million which is already starting to make a difference to the lives of disadvantaged children and young people.
The bath was filled with all manner of ingredients from India and those taking part received donations from local shop-keepers and residents after staff went around the town with a charity bucket to support their chef.
Event organiser Emdad Hussain, manager at the Grade II listed Indian and Nepalese restaurant in the Market Place, said: “Children in Need do superb work to help families.
“We are a family run restaurant and a big fan of the charity, so we wanted to do something fun to support them.
“We would like to say a big thank you to all the Diss people who generously supported the fundraiser, and we will be keeping a donations bucket in the restaurant for the next week if people want to add donations.”
The event, which saw the town’s carnival queen Annabel Oakes join in, was held on Wednesday November 17.
A spokeswoman for Children in Need said: “As a result of the tremendous support we receive from supporters across the UK, we’re able to continue to fund fantastic projects which aim to help make positive changes to the lives of disadvantaged children and young people right here in the UK.”
BBC Children in Need is the BBC’s UK corporate charity and the annual telethon is one of the highs of the BBC calendar and plenty of activity takes place all across the UK around this time to help raise those crucial pennies to help improve the lives of disadvantaged children and young people across the UK.
The latest charity fundraiser comes after Indian waiters at The Spice Cottage dressed up as children’s characters for the night recently, to help raise thousands of pounds for young people with life-threatening illnesses who use East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices.