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Kendal cafe's menu to boost a charity
A KENDAL businessman has come up with a novel technique to raise cash for a charity close to his heart.
Paul Fielding, of Truly Scrumptious cafe, has been advertising local businesses on his menu for a small fee – with every penny going directly into the coffers of Leukaemia and Lymphoma Research.
The entrepreneur, who has collected nearly £500 from profits so far, thought of the idea when his wife, Eirian, was diagnosed with leukaemia.
Now Mr Fielding is appealing for other business people to take up the simple idea which he believes can boost both local businesses and charities in one easy move.
"It doesn't matter what charities people choose to give the money raised to, it just seems like a really easy and effective way to raise money and awareness for charities,” he said. “Everyone I have approached thought it was a good idea as it was a cheap way of advertising and also contributed towards a charity of choice."
Eirian was one of the lucky 10 per cent of adults who, when diagnosed with leukaemia, manage to recover and is now remission.
Mr Fielding added:"I wanted desperately to do something to help the charity which has supported her through her illness."
The couple are now both members of Kendal Leukaemia and Lymphoma Mutual Support Group, which was set up a few months ago to offer support for patients and their families after they have been diagnosed with the illness.
It meets on the last Tuesday of each month at 6.30pm at Cancer Care, Lakes Centre, Blackhall Road, Kendal.
For more information, call committee member Jane on 07876-314285.