AN OLTON Indian takeaway restaurant is donating an entire evening’s business proceeds to a special appeal to help youngsters born with a cleft lip and palate.
The initiative is in response to a request from a regular customer at the Gospel Lane restaurant, whose son was born with the condition.
Vickie Pritchett’s son, George, was born with a cleft lip and palate last year, and suffered complications with feeding.
Birmingham Children’s Hospital were able to provide Vickie with a hospital grade breast pump to enable her to express milk for George.
Now Vickie and her husband David, from Hall Green, want to raise more than £1,000 to buy another breast pump for the hospital, to help people in the same position.
Faruk Miah, owner of Indigo Xpress, said: “Vickie and David would like to say thank you to the team at Birmingham Children’s Hospital for all the help and support they got, and want to be able to help other mothers to be able to feed breast milk to their babies.
“As a business the community have given us a lot, and we want to give something back.
“We did a similar charity night a while back, and I’m sure this one will be just as successful.”
Orders are being taken already for the charity night on September 21.
People can enjoy a starter, and a main course with rice, for just £7.50. The £7.50 special offer is for collection only, an additional £1 charge will be made for delivery and seafood dishes are £2 extra.
* Indigo Xpress is located at, 360 Gospel Lane, Olton. Call 0121 707 1950.