Charity scores with £10K food sub

Charity scores with £10K food sub

Birmingham restaurateur, Raj Rana and his team of sporty chefs cooked up a storm at The Salvation Army’s annual football tournament this week. The award-winning Itihaas squad served up more than £10k worth of meals for over 200 players at Power League’s Salford Stadium in Gravelly Hill, Birmingham.

Organised by the Sally Army’s housing arm for its homeless residents across the UK, the event helped participants to build their confidence whilst instilling hope and belief that they can have a better future. A fervent supporter of the charity, Raj’s curry donation which included a healthy serving of curries, rice and naan breads came as a tasty treat for the 29 teams taking part.

“Football’s a great way of getting people to share an experience, not only in a physically but emotionally too. Everybody supports each other when playing the beautiful game and we wanted to lend our support and skills in the best way possible.

“Fun was had by all and we were thrilled to have been able to provide a feast fit for premiership footballers and WAGs alike to complete a thoroughly enjoyable day,” explained Raj Rana, managing director of Itihaas.

This is not the first time Birmingham’s favourite food has paid homage to the homeless, as Raj and his team have been doling out freshly cooked Indian meals on a weekly basis to the City’s homeless, since launching Itihaas in 2005.

He adds: “Although I am not a practising Christian, I do feel it’s important to do what can I where possible. I hope with our contributions and those from Birmingham’s business community at large, those less fortunate will feel brighter about tomorrow.”


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Date: 10 September 2008

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