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Mowgli, in Abbeygate Street, Bury St Edmunds, raises more than £4,000 for My Wish charity





A town centre restaurant has raised more than £4,000 for charity since opening five months ago.

Mowgli, in Abbeygate Street, Bury St Edmunds, opened its doors in November and has since been raising money towards a charity supporting the West Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust through customers’ donations.

Diners at the Indian street food restaurant have the option to add £1 to their bill, which goes towards the establishment’s chosen charity My WiSH.

Mowgli, in Abbeygate Street, Bury St Edmunds, has raised more than £4,000 for My WiSH. Picture: Submitted
Mowgli, in Abbeygate Street, Bury St Edmunds, has raised more than £4,000 for My WiSH. Picture: Submitted

The Mowgli Trust ensures that each of its 21 restaurants across the country supports a local children’s charity – something that founder, Nisha Katona, was passionate to do.

Sally Daniels, fund-raising manager, has worked closely with the restaurant and said: “We were honoured to be chosen by Mowgli as their house charity.

“As a charity we enhance care for young patients across the county. This is not only in the West Suffolk Hospital but out in the community at health centres and in their homes.

The money was raised through customers' donations. Picture: Paul Derrick
The money was raised through customers' donations. Picture: Paul Derrick

“All aspects of their health care are supported by our children’s appeal, from maternity to diabetes, complex care to the emergency department.

“This donation, we know, is the first of many and it’s going to have a huge impact on what we provide.

“We are now able to work with the nuclear medicine team to buy some positioning aids, toys for the speech and language team to use for their therapy sessions and some outside play equipment for the day surgery to help children both before and after their surgery which is just fantastic.

“We are so grateful to everyone who donated the suggested £1 on their bill to us.

“This is a great opportunity for us to show them the difference it has made.”

The first Mowgli opened in 2014.