Hot and spicy for city’s new hospice

Fundraiser for St Benedicts Hospice, Sylvia Stoneham with Naz Haven owner, Ahmed Bashir and Head Chef, Shahid will be hosting a fund raising night.

Fundraiser for St Benedicts Hospice, Sylvia Stoneham with Naz Haven owner, Ahmed Bashir and Head Chef, Shahid will be hosting a fund raising night.

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A NEW restaurant is hoping to spice up fund-raising efforts for a hospice in the city.

The Echo revealed major plans last month to build a new £12.3million hospice in Ryhope to replace St Benedict’s Hospice, based at Monkwearmouth Hospital.

To help with fund-raising efforts, Naz Haven Indian restaurant in Front Street, Fence Houses, is hosting a charity night on Wednesday from 7.30pm.

Sylvia Stoneham, from the hospice, said: “I’m delighted that the new restaurant has chosen to support our new-build fund-raising efforts. Naz Haven and their customers are generously offering their support and I’m sure we’ll have a wonderful evening.”

Naz owner Ahmed Bashir said: “I am happy to offer my support to St. Benedict’s Hospice.

“The work they do with terminally-ill patients is marvellous and I’m delighted that Naz Haven can help in some way.”

While the NHS has pledged to pay the £12.3million building costs of the hospice, the charity is raising cash to furnish the building and pay for the services to ensure patients receive the best care possible in their final days.

Tickets for the full Indian buffet fund-raiser are £15 and £5 from every ticket sold will go to St Benedict’s Hospice.

For further details, contact the hospice on 569 9194.