Posted 19th December 2018
Staff and diners at one of Liverpool’s top restaurants have been thanked by The Clatterbridge Cancer Charity after raising more than £116,000 to help build Liverpool’s first cancer hospital.
Mowgli Street Food, in Bold Street, introduced a discretionary £1 donation to all bills in January 2016 to help transform cancer care.
Not only have thousands of customers agreed to the donation, some have gone even further with their contribution when learning about the work of The Clatterbridge Cancer Centre NHS Foundation Trust.
Mowgli owner Nisha Katona, pictured above with staff at the restaurant, is passionate about the relationship between her Bold Street eatery and the specialist treatment and research centre.
And she praised staff at the hugely popular restaurant for helping collect the impressive amount for The Clatterbridge Cancer Centre.
TV chef Nisha, who is also the author of several cookbooks, said: “Everyone who works and eats at Bold Street and has contributed to raising this fantastic amount should be very proud.
“Mowgli absolutely thrives on strong community, therefore we recognise that we should give our local community something more than just good food.
“Charity lies at the heart of our ethos and we are all honoured to support The Clatterbridge Cancer Centre in an area where one in two of us will live with cancer.”
The Clatterbridge Cancer Charity are working to raise £15 million towards the construction of the specialist hospital in Liverpool city centre, due to open in 2020, and improvements to the current site in Wirral.
The money raised by Mowgli will pay for a stem cell transplant suite in the new facility, to help patients with blood cancer receive life-saving treatment.
Katrina Bury, Head of the Clatterbridge Cancer Charity, said: “We are so grateful to Nisha and the team at Mowgli in Bold Street.
“They have not only raised an incredible amount of money but the staff are knowledgeable about the work of the centre and are sharing that knowledge with diners which is wonderful.
“It is thanks to their support that we will be able to help transform cancer care for people in the region.”
Katrina visited Nisha and the team at Mowgli Street Food Bold Street with Appeal Manager Chris Done to present them with a certificate to mark their £116,527.05 donation. They also delivered a specially made thank you cake, complete with a monkey on top, the famous Mowgli symbol.