Expat Leeds lad raises money for terror victims in New Zealand

Tobias Roebuck-Ward left Crossgates to emigrate to New Zealand
Tobias Roebuck-Ward left Crossgates to emigrate to New Zealand
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A Leeds expat who runs a restaurant in New Zealand is using his business to raise money for victims of the Manchester terror attacks.

Tobias Roebuck-Ward, 28, chose to settle in the country's largest city, Auckland, after falling in love with New Zealand's tolerant culture and diverse society.

Originally from Crossgates, Tobias left his job in risk management at St James's Hospital to travel the world, and had originally planned to stay in New Zealand for just six weeks.

He and his husband Brad now own a bar and restaurant, AdamArnold Kitchen, which prides itself on its diverse clientele.

"I fell in love with the culture immediately. As a gay man I was overwhelmed at how welcoming society is here to anyone. It doesn't matter who you are - you can be from any walk of life - as long as you're a good person and you care about others you're welcome."

The business is marking its birthday on June 6 by holding a fundraising event in aid of the victims of the Manchester Arena terror attack.

"We've invited some winemakers to donate to the evening and we're opening the door to the community. We'll be charging a nominal amount for wine so they can pay whatever they want for a glass or a bottle on the evening and all sales will go to the victims' family fund," added Tobias.