A Keighley businessman who lost his mum to cancer has celebrated his restaurant’s 10th anniversary with a special fundraising dinner.
Abdul Motin, owner of Indian restaurant Panache in Ilkley, raised £720 for Yorkshire Cancer Research with the support of the charity’s Keighley Committee.
The money will go towards funding research and services across the region to help prevent cancer and improve survival in Yorkshire.
Abdul, known as ‘Motin’, said: “I lost my mum very quickly after she was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer, and I know lots of other people who have had a similar experience. I don’t think I know one person who hasn’t been affected by cancer. It’s a cause very close to my heart.
“We’ve held lots of charity events at the restaurant over the years and to mark the 10th anniversary I wanted to do something special. Yorkshire Cancer Research funds work locally, which was important to me when choosing which charity I wanted to support.
“There was a brilliant atmosphere on the night. Everyone was incredibly generous and some customers who couldn’t make it even gave donations. I’d also like to thank Charlie Bhowmick because without his support the charity dinner wouldn't have been possible.”
Picture caption: Yorkshire Cancer Research Keighley Committee members Val Broughton and Carole Fay with Panache owner Abdul Motin.
Val Broughton, treasurer of Yorkshire Cancer Research’s Keighley Committee, said: “It was a pleasure to be involved in such a fantastic event and we were glad to offer our support. The food and service at the restaurant were first class and we can’t thank Abdul enough for his hard work in making the evening such a success.”
For more information about fundraising for Yorkshire Cancer Research, please visit www.ycr.org.uk/get-involved.
About Yorkshire Cancer Research
• Yorkshire Cancer Research was founded in 1925 and is the largest independent regional cancer charity in England (Registered Charity 516898). We are not part of a national charity.
• Current statistics show that 594 people are diagnosed with cancer in Yorkshire every week.
• Our mission is for 2,000 more people to survive cancer every year in Yorkshire.
• There are lots of cancer problems across the region that need to be tackled on a local level. We work in partnership with researchers, clinicians, the NHS, public health bodies and other charities to fund innovative work in four key areas: prevention, early diagnosis, treatment and clinical trials.
• For more information, please visit www.yorkshirecancerresearch.org.uk or follow us on Facebook or Twitter.
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