Our partners Mowgli have raised £94, 768 in two years by asking diners to add a £1 donation to their bill

And generous customers at the popular Cheshire Oaks Indian street food eatery have certainly been willing.

Through the company’s charitable venture, The Mowgli Trust, the restaurant is able to support good causes in every community that they have a branch nationwide.

General Manager, Ben Fitzsimmons (left) displays the total with Mowgli staff

So important locally

General Manager, Ben Fitzsimmons spoke about why they chose our hospices.

He said: “We were approached by a lady recently as we were hosting a fundraising cake sale outside the restaurant.

“She was quite emotional and told us how she had accessed the services you provide, and how grateful she was of them.

“This really brought it home to us how important you are locally.

“We’re very excited to have reached this wonderful amount.

 “By continuing to ask our customers to add just £1 to their bill, and our other fundraising activities within the team, we hope to support you even further in the future.”

Our fundraiser Nicola Eyes (bottom right) joined the staff to celebrate

Great business model

The Ellesmere Port branch opened in July 2021 and has proven very popular, with diners travelling from far and wide to try the famous Yoghurt Chat Bombs and Turmeric Chips.

Our fundraiser, Nicola Eyes said: “Since Mowgli opened at Cheshire Oaks, they have made me feel so welcome and have taken Hope House to their hearts. 

“We are so grateful to Ben and his team for embracing and explaining the cause to customers when asked, taking on extra fundraising and generally being amazing.

“The simplicity of adding an optional £1 onto a customer’s bill makes a huge difference to us as a charity and is a business model that more businesses could adopt.

“Long may our partnership and friendship continue.”

Mowgli was founded in 2014 by British chef and TV presenter Nisha Katona who gave up a 20 year career as a barrister to follow her dream of opening restaurants that serve authentic Indian street food and home-style cooking.

Through their 18 branches, the Mowgli Trust has so far raised over £1,692,725 for good causes around the UK.