Henry Wong raises over £6k for char­ity

Birmingham Post - - BUSINESS -

HARBORNE-BASED Can­tonese restau­rant Henry Wong wel­comed over 80 guests for an evening of wine and cock­tail tast­ing in sup­port of QEHB Char­ity’s Fisher House.

The evening raised over £6,000, bring­ing the to­tal money raised to over £20,000 since it started sup­port­ing the lo­cal char­ity last year.

Din­ers were treated to a se­lec­tion of the restau­rant’s finest cui­sine with each course be­ing part­nered with a wine se­lected by Waist­coat Wines or a cock­tail de­signed by Crown Cel­lars, both sup­pli­ers to Henry Wong.

The money raised will all go to sup­port Fisher House, which is a ‘‘home away from home’’ for the fam­i­lies of in­jured mil­i­tary per­son­nel based at Birm­ing­ham’s Queen El­iz­a­beth Hos­pi­tal.

Mike Ham­mond, chief ex­ec­u­tive of QEHB Char­ity, says: “We are de­lighted that Henry Wong will be sup­port­ing us for a sec­ond year run­ning, and this was a fan­tas­tic first event of 2017.

‘‘Evenings such as this al­low Fisher House to pro­vide a safe-haven for mil­i­tary fam­i­lies, en­abling them to stay to­gether whilst the in­jured re­cover and re­ceive treat­ment. It costs the char­ity £250,000 a year to run the fa­cil­ity and we rely en­tirely on the gen­er­ous sup­port of in­di­vid­u­als and com­pa­nies.

“The money raised at this event alone will al­low 190 mil­i­tary pa­tients and their fam­i­lies to stay at Fisher House, so we’re ex­tremely grate­ful for all of the sup­port given to us by the restau­rant.”

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