Bay Leaf plans charity feast to support Manchester bomb victims

A KIND-HEARTED Delph restaurant is serving up a five-course feast at their first ever charity evening to raise funds for the victims of the recent Manchester bomb attack.

Bay Leaf Indian restaurant is hosting the event on Thursday, August 17, with tickets costing just £19.95 per person, following the suicide attack on May 22 at the Manchester Arena.

Jitu Miah, restaurant owner, explained: “We wanted to do something to invite the community in as well as help the victims after the tragic events in Manchester.

“We took a lot of meals to Oldham hospital on the night of the attack as we knew how hard they were working and we wanted to do something to help.

Jitu Miah, Cllr Nikki Kirkham, Kukon Miah waiter, and Rufu Miah, head chef of 15 years

“We have never done a charity event here before, but we’ve done many at our restaurant in Stalybridge.

“Over the years, we’ve done a lot of fundraising for Dr Kershaw’s Hospice, and we regularly take down food to the homeless in Manchester.

“We hope people have a great night and help us raise a lot of money, and if it works well we’ll look at doing more evenings for other charities too.”

The evening meal will be five courses including a starter and appetisers and three main dishes (range of mild, medium and spicy) with sides, as well as a vegetarian option.

Ten staff have offered to work for free at the event to help raise as much possible, with a donation also going to the Saddleworth Parish Council chairman’s chosen charities.

Chairman Cllr Nikki Kirkham said: “I think it is a fantastic way to help raise money for the victims of the Manchester bombing and I am keen to help however I can.”

The event starts at 7pm on Thursday, August 17, with the meal served at 8pm. Tickets cost £19.95 per person and must be booked in advance from Cllr Nikki Kirkham (07989 595215) or at the Bay Leaf.

The Bay Leaf, based on King Street, has been bringing the finest authentic Indian food to the area for 17 years, and they also offer a takeaway service. Find out more online: 


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