Restaurant’s charity night turns up heat

(l-r): Cherag Goni, Wendy Bates and Joned Goni at the NSPCC centre in Newcastle.

(l-r): Cherag Goni, Wendy Bates and Joned Goni at the NSPCC centre in Newcastle.

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A NORTH Shields restaurant has raised more than £1,000 for a children’s charity.

More than 30 guests turned up at the Amaree Restaurant in Church Way for the special gourmet seven-course dinner plus auction and raffle.

And at the end of the night, a total of £962 was raised for the NSPCC.

Restaurant owner Cherag Goni said: “We had a tremendous evening and we really appreciate all those who took the time and came along to the event.

“This is a great cause that we strongly believe in, helping all those families and children of our future, thank you for letting us help.

“We would also like to thank all our guests who took part for their kindness and generosity.”

The money will go towards NSPCC services that help children, young people and their families, including local services delivered from centres in the north east and ChildLine, the 24 hour helpline for children and young people.

Wendy Bates, NSPCC head of fundraising for the north east, said: “We’re extremely grateful to Cherag and all the staff at Amaree Restaurant for holding this fundraising dinner.

“They have raised a fantastic amount in just one evening, which will really make a difference to children and young people.

“We rely on fundraising in order to continue to provide our services and are indebted to people like Cherag for their support.”

For information on the NSPCC in the north east and how they can help to fundraise visit www.nspcc.org.uk/northeastandcumbria