NEW restaurant Turtle Bay is serving up support for a local charity after raising £4,160 at a ‘pay as you feel’ event on its launch night.
The £1m Caribbean restaurant celebrated its arrival at The Light on Albion Street by donating all of the food takings from the first day to the Leeds West Indian Centre Charitable Trust (LWICCT).
Customers were asked to pay whatever they felt the meal was worth or what they could afford, and Turtle Bay matched the sum, taking the total raised to £4,160.
The cash will pay for the centre’s Luncheon Club for an entire year.
The club aims to give elderly members of the community the chance to socialise and enjoy a home-cooked meal.
Dr Carl Hylton, chairperson at LWICCT, said: “The Luncheon Club provides a vital service for many – it’s an important part of their week.”