Roundhay curry restaurant celebrates refurbishment with charity fundraiser

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RAIES Restaurant in Roundhay has celebrated its recent refurbishment by raising more than £1,100 for Cancer Research UK in just two weeks.

The 37-year-old restaurant, which has additional upstairs dining space, served free food to guests in return for donations to the charity.

Max Kiani, restaurant founder and owner, said: “We used to be able to serve up to 40 people at once when we had our old layout but now, by having the upstairs area, we are able to cater for parties and private functions at the same time as serving smaller groups.

“It means we are more than just a restaurant; we can welcome groups to come and dine here which is something we are hoping to build on in the coming weeks.

“I would like to thank the generous nature of the people from Leeds, they’ve always been very supportive of the work that we do, and are the main reason that we have been so successful in making this amazing sum of money.”

Chloé Williams, the charity’s local fundraising manager, said: “I would like to thank Raies Restaurant for the fantastic amount they have raised and the massive contribution they have made to our vital work over a number of years.

“Cancer Research UK has made enormous progress in the fight against cancer and continues to do so.”

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