Diss restaurant raises cash for hospice
PUBLISHED: 13:09 28 September 2010
Waiters at a Diss restaurant dressed up as children’s superheroes to help raise more than £1,000 for young people with life-threatening illnesses.
Waiters at a Diss restaurant dressed up as children’s superheroes last night to help raise more than £1,000 for young people with life-threatening illnesses.
Staff at the Spice Cottage swapped their usual uniforms for Batman and Robin costumes for the fundraiser for East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (EACH).
About 100 diners booked in for the charitable event on Monday, with staff donating their wages, and 50pc of takings from the restaurant for the charity. They raised a total of £1,113.50.
EACH supports families and cares for children with life-threatening conditions across Norfolk and Suffolk, Essex and Cambridgeshire and needs £4m of donations a year to run its services.
Emdad Hussain, manager at the Indian and Nepalese restaurant, said: “We know the volunteers who do so much good work at the charity shop on Chapel Street in Diss and wanted to help them; they are the real superheroes. The hospice is there for families at times of crisis and we are thrilled to be able to do our bit to help.”