Birthday fundraiser at Ramsgate Tandoori raises cash for Rohingya refugees

The Ramsgate Tandoori fundraiser

A fundraiser at the Ramsgate Tandoori in Harbour Street to celebrate 29 years in business and raise cash for refugees in the Rohingya camp has raised £1,175.

The restaurant, run by Raushan Ara, put on a special lunch event for a £15 minimum donation going towards the camp in Bangladesh.
Thousands of Rohingya people have escaped Myanmar’s military crackdown but are now living in makeshift sites without proper shelter, clean drinking water and sanitation.

Myanmar’s military has killed more than 400 people and driven out hundreds of thousands, creating a huge refugee crisis.

The UN’s International Organisation for Migration (IOM) says 519,000 Rohingya refugees have fled Myanmar for Bangladesh since August 25, bringing the total Rohingya refugee population in Bangladesh to more than 800,000.

The lunch embraced a Halloween theme with Pumpkin rezala and carrot halva. There was also a raffle with prizes donated by isle individuals and businesses.

Raushan said: “I want to say a very big thanks to Thanet community for celebrating the 29th year of Ramsgate Tandoori’s existence and generously donating prizes, funds and their time to achieve an amazing £1175.

“This money will help to save lives of desperate people fleeing from genocide in Mianmar to Bangladesh.”