Diss waiters dress up as genies for charity

Waiters at a Diss curry house dressed up as colourful genies for a charity fun run to help grant the wishes of children with life-threatening illnesses.

Staff at the Spice Cottage, in the Market Place, took part in the run on Wednesday to raise funds for Make-A-Wish.

The waiters at the Indian and Nepalese restaurant have been collecting for the charity for the last two weeks, which grants wishes to young people aged between 3 and 17 fighting life-threatening illnesses. Make-A-Wish was formed in 1986 and has since granted more than 6,400 wishes.

Sarwar Jahan, manager at the restaurant, said: 'The work that Make-A-Wish do to support families at a devastating time in their lives is truly inspirational. We are a family run restaurant, and we wanted to help give our free time and energy to help raise funds to help other families in Norfolk.'

The fun run will in addition support the Suffolk Young People's Health Project 4YP which provides a range of free services including shower and laundry facilities for those with no shelter and one-to-one counselling for young people.

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