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Café Saffron raises over £1,000 for Nepal Earthquake Appeal

Mohammad Azad, of Café Saffron, presents a cheque to Emma Croall of the British Red Cross office based in Shrewsbury
Mohammad Azad, of Café Saffron, presents a cheque to Emma Croall of the British Red Cross office based in Shrewsbury

A fundraising dinner at a Shrewsbury Indian restaurant has raised over £1,000 for the Nepal Earthquake Appeal.

Café Saffron raised a total of £1,073.60 for the appeal which included all proceeds from the three-course dinner, a raffle and donations on the night.

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Over 70 people took part in the dinner which followed the devastating earthquake in the Kathmandu region of Nepal in May.

Chef-patron Mohammad Azad said: “All thanks go to our customers who made the evening so successful and enjoyable.”

The money raised on the night was presented to Emma Croall, of the British Red Cross Herefordshire, Worcestershire and Shropshire for the Disasters Emergencies Committee’s Nepal Earthquake Appeal.

Mr Azad is still seeking news of his friend and fellow chef Kamal Uddin with whom he worked in Shrewsbury before Mr Uddin returned to his homeland of Kathmandu in 2002.

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