STAFF at an award winning Indian eatery in Worcester will be donating a percentage of their customer sales to charity to help the community during the pandemic.

Balti Mahal will donate 10% of their customer bills (bills over the amount of £30 or above) to the Worcestershire NHS Trust and to a homeless charity in Worcester, from today, November 21, to December 31.

Maz and his team are now hoping to raise £2,000 to split between the Worcestershire NHS Trust and one homeless charity in the city.

Maz said: “Last year we provided food for the homeless, so this year, because of the pandemic, we wanted to do something different and give money to the NHS as well as the homeless in the city.

“Obviously it’s going to have an impact on the business but it’s a hard time for everyone and there are people out there in worse situations than us, so we want to do something to support those people.

“And if the customer wants to chip in and put something towards the campaign, we would be happy for them to do that as well.

“Together we will beat the coronavirus pandemic.”

The eatery is well known for helping the less fortunate in the community.

Last year Mazedul Hasan Shakil, Saiful Islam and his team at Balti Mahal served traditional Biryani dishes to the homeless community, and provided food to Maggs Day Centre on a weekly basis for six weeks.

During the first lockdown, Maz, Sai and his team at the takeaway restaurant also raised money for the NHS through their Hottest Curry Challenge.

Residents would phone the restaurant to try Balti Mahal’s hottest curry, which included an extremely hot chilli pickle.

The curry would then be sent to the customers for free, and once sent the eatery’s hottest dish, they would then make a donation of their choice to the NHS and film a video of them eating the curry.

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