Rishi restaurant manager raises £2,500 from Norwich charity night to help Bangladesh flood victims

A Norwich restaurant manager has raised �2,500 for the victims of the deadly floods in Bangladesh fo

A Norwich restaurant manager has raised �2,500 for the victims of the deadly floods in Bangladesh following a successful charity night. Picture: Nick Butcher - Credit: Nick Butcher

A Norwich restaurant manager has raised £2,500 for the victims of the deadly floods in Bangladesh following a successful charity night.

More than 100 customers turned up to the charity flood night event on Sunday, which was hosted by the Rishi restaurant on Mousehold Lane.

The event was the brain child of Monty Ali, who wanted to help those living in the city of Sylhet, where he was born.

Mr Ali decided to host the charity night after seeing images of children forced to beg for food in the flood water.

The money is enough to buy rice to feed around 6,000 people.

Mr Ali said: 'I am so pleased our local community of Norwich has rallied round and helped the community of Sylhet who are in desperate need. Thank you to everyone who came or who ordered a take away on Sunday night.'

The deadly floods have so far killed more than 140 people and affected more than 8m.