Huge support for quake appeal ‘just the start’
HILLINGDON food outlets have collectively raised over £24,000 for survivors of the Nepal earthquake.
Tamara Lounge in Uxbridge and sister restaurant Namaste Lounge in Northwood, along with Subway franchises collected donations under a newly formed charitable company MC Foundation.
The funds bought tents and blankets to be distributed in the Shindupalchowk District in Nepal.
Nayan Chande, director of Tamara Lounge, said the restaurant has Nepalese among its long-serving staff.
He said: “From them we got to really know the sheer destruction that had taken place.
“Along with seeing this through the news, it was something myself and my business partner felt we would like to go the extra mile to help the cause it whatever way we could.
“What started as a very small picture, turned into something fairly large scale and the amount of donations we received was phenomenal.”
The restaurant flew two members of staff, a company director and the general manager to oversee the distribution of goods.
This was funded personally by the members of staff to ensure “every single penny that has been raised so far has gone to the cause.”
Mr Chande added: “This is just the beginning of our journey to support the cause and we will be holding various fund raisers in the coming months.”
n FUNDRAISERS: Staff from Tamara Lounge and Namaste Lounge have been raising money for Nepal’s earthquake victims