Posted 21st August 2017
Generous diners at one of Liverpool’s top curry restaurants have donated £50,600 to The Clatterbridge Cancer Charity.
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 is passionate about the relationship between her Bold Street eatery and the specialist treatment and research centre based in Wirral.
And she praised staff at the hugely popular restaurant for helping collect the impressive amount for The Clatterbridge Cancer Centre.
TV chef Nisha, who regularly appears on ITV’s Lorraine show and is the author of several cookbooks, said: “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.
“My Bold Street team have grown alongside the centre and it has really helped them understand how they contribute and make a difference through their own hard work."
A group of staff recently visited the hospital in Wirral to learn more about patient care and the cutting edge research taking place on new treatments.
Among them was Nick Blair, Business Development Coordinator.
He said: "The Clatterbridge Cancer Centre has become a massive part of our Mowgli Bold Street family. We believe strongly that charitable giving should be a central pillar of business.
"Our Bold Street team have regular site visits where they see for themselves the invaluable work done by everybody at the centre. They grow alongside their much loved charitable sibling."
The Clatterbridge Cancer charity is currently working to raise £15 million towards the building of a new specialist hospital in Liverpool city centre and improvements to the Wirral site.
Christine Done, Capital Appeals Manager at The Clatterbridge Cancer Charity, said: “We could not be more proud of the team at Mowgli, Bold Street, for all their efforts on our behalf.
“The staff have visited our Wirral site to see for themselves what a difference their partnership makes to the 27,000 individual patients we see each year.
“Every one of them is an ambassador for our charity and can speak from a position of knowledge having seen first-hand what we do. It’s a simple and effective way of fundraising and all the money raised will support the building of a brand new dedicated cancer hospital in Liverpool – the city’s first.”