Takeaway staff work for free to help RNLI

Pappadoms owner Sayd Ahmed and son Samir present the cheque to John Edgerton Preece of the Weston fu

Pappadoms owner Sayd Ahmed and son Samir present the cheque to John Edgerton Preece of the Weston fundraising branch. Crewmen David Ridout and Mark Walker look on. - Credit: Archant

STAFF at a Weston takeaway worked for free on one of the busiest nights of the year to provide a funding boost for a vital charity.

Workers at Pappadoms Indian restaurant in Milton Road devoted their time and expertise on Boxing Day to collect £1,335 for the RNLI.

All of the takeaway’s takings for the night were this week handed over to life-saving crews from the maritime charity.

Owner Sayd Ahmed – joined by wife Saira Khatun and son Samir – visited the RNLI base at Anchor Head to hand over the cheque.

It was the 10th year running that Pappadoms has donated its Boxing Day takings to a charitable cause.


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Pete Elmont, chair of Weston’s RNLI fundraising branch, said: “It is only with the generosity of people like this that our crews can continue with their work of saving lives at sea.

“We are a community resource which works with and depends on its local community.”

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