Katy campaign gets added spice

Kind hearted: The owner of Ribble Tandoori takeaway Mohammed Islam is pictured with fundraiser Bethany Rose. (s)

Kind hearted: The owner of Ribble Tandoori takeaway Mohammed Islam is pictured with fundraiser Bethany Rose. (s)

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CHEFS at Clitheroe’s Ribble Tandoori were inundated with orders on Monday evening after its owner agreed to donate all the profits from takeaway sales to the Candle 4 Katy fund-raising campaign.

Waddington Road takeaway owner Mohammed Islam was so moved by nine-year-old Bethany Rose’s story and her determination to raise £5,000 for charity Breast Cancer Care in memory of her mother Katy Rose that he pledged to give a helping hand.

Mohammed said: “When I read Bethany’s story in The Clitheroe Advertiser I was moved by her courage and determination and wanted to support her campaign. Her dad, Andy, came in to collect an order that night, so I agreed that we would give our profits from a night’s trading to the cause.”

So far Bethany has raised more than £3,000, and with a sponsored 5km walk planned this Sunday for Mother’s Day with her friends and family has her £5,000 target firmly in sight.

Bethany said: “My dad loves curry and I’m really pleased that Ribble Tandoori is helping us, it’s very kind. ”

Andy added: “We are overwhelmed by the support of local people who ordered a curry on Monday night. Bethany was very excited when she went into the takeaway and saw so many people waiting for their meals.”

Bethany will set off on her 5km circular sponsored walk this Sunday at 10-30 a.m. from Melt at Backridge Farm, Waddington. Backridge’s neighbours Bashall Barn has agreed to provide ice creams to all the children who join Bethany on the walk, while Melt will be handing out cold drinks.

l To donate to Candle 4 Katy, visit www.justgiving.com/Andy-Rose0