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Charity on the menu at Levestock Green eaterie is a cracking idea

Bella Kirkton of the Plough & Dragon in Leverstock Green which raised money to help a Thai orphanage

Bella Kirkton of the Plough & Dragon in Leverstock Green which raised money to help a Thai orphanage

Cracker chomping customers at a Hemel Hempstead restaurant have helped raised £2,500 to support youngsters at a Thai orphanage.

Diners at the Plough & Dragon in Leverstock Green Road tucked in to a simple ‘donate while you dine’ scheme which saw 25p added to the charity total for every portion of prawn crackers sold, while customers were also given the option to add £1 to their bill toboost the good cause.

The project to help the orphanage was held to mark the ninth anniversary of the 2004 Boxing Day tsunami which caused devastation in the region.

General manager Thaiwakorn Kunnam said: “The people of Hemel Hempstead have really got behind the idea and are delighted to be able to do their bit to help these kids.”

“It is wonderful that we have been able to raise so much money.”

The Thai restaurant has been raising money to help the orphanage for three years.

Projects they have funded include setting up farm units and a craft shop and overhauling the water system to feed a flourishing plantation.

Education is another priority – all of the children who are old enough are in school, and five have moved on to higher education.

 

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