Christmas lunch with a Bollywood twist to raise hospice funds

Christmas lunch was served Bollywood style to raise funds for St Francis Hospice.

Bollywood Spice, in St Mary’s Lane, Upminster, hosted a five-course Indian Christmas lunch on Sunday, December 9, and raised more than �800.

About 30 St Francis Hospice supporters attended the event including last year’s Havering Mayor, Cllr Melvin Wallace, who is now a hospice patron, and trustees Geraldine St Louis and Dr Gurdev Singh Saini. Guests enjoyed Christmas songs by Tasmyn Mahmut.

Lynda Head, hospice community fundraiser who attended the lunch, said: “We were overwhelmed with the generosity of Mr Salam the owner of Bollywood Spice for hosting this lunch to help raise funds for St Francis Hospice.

“I’d like to thank him and all the staff for a delicious lunch and their superb hospitality.


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“I would also like to thank all the supporters who joined us at this festive event, which had a real party spirit. The money raised will go towards St Francis Hospice’s work providing its vital care to people with a life-limiting illness over the Christmas period and beyond.”

Bollywood Spice owner Mr Salam said: “I have heard so much about the services of the hospice in our community that I wanted to find a way of giving them some financial help towards their work – hosting the lunch was a great pleasure and I was delighted to have raised such a significant donation.”

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