Charities boosted by restaurant aid

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Barrowford restaurant Bombay Lounge is providing a lot of free food for homeless people – and doing lots of other things for charity, too.

The Gisburn Road facility is run by Nurul Hoque and partner Motiur Rahman, and they are determined to help people as well as creating good food for customers.

Dewan Choudry, Motiur Rahman, Nurul Hoque and Imon Hoque from the Bombay Lounge who are providing food for the homeless.

Dewan Choudry, Motiur Rahman, Nurul Hoque and Imon Hoque from the Bombay Lounge who are providing food for the homeless.

Mr Rahman said: “Regarding food for the homeless, we have been doing this for the past 10 months. They are take-away meals. They are collected each Wednesday by people who look after homeless people – the Help the Homeless charity. We are pleased to be able to help people.

“We did have a charity event here in memory of James Goodship (17), who died in a reservoir tragedy recently at Foulridge. We do provide little events for Barrowford Primary School, too.”

The lounge also held an event regarding Declan Edwards (16) who went missing and was then found dead in Burnley.

Mr Rahman added: “The homeless food is part of our charity events. We try to give help to people as much as possible locally. Every year Pendleside Hospice come in and give us baskets full of goodies. They stay here and the winners of competitions raising money for the hospice get the goodies!

“We support the walkers in the annual Pendle Pub Walk for Pendleside Hospice. We also have a Christmas Hamper Raffle for the hospice.”

They have run Bombay Lounge for the past three years and do a great deal to help people.