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Namaaste restaurant celebrates 30th anniversary of Sreepur Village charity

15 July, 2019 — By Helen Chapman

Pictured, from left to right: Aneela Karim, Sabbir Karim, owner and founder of Namaaste Kitchen and Salaam Namaste, Shadow Secretary Keir Starmer, with Pat Kerr MBE and Trisha Silvester MBE from Sreepur Village

A CHARITY supporting women and children in Bangladesh celebrated its 30th anniversary with a host of dignitaries at an award-winning Indian restaurant.

Two-thousand pounds was raised for The Sreepur Village at the event in Namaaste Kitchen, Parkway, Camden Town. The charity is the only project in Bangladesh that actively offers a safe haven and livelihood training to destitute single mothers and their children throughout the country.

Sreepur Village founder Pat Kerr MBE and Trisha Silvester MBE, chair of trustees, were joined at the event by the Bangladesh High Commission’s commercial counsellor, Mr Jakaria Haq, the shadow Brexit secretary Keir Starmer and Camden Town and Primrose Hill ward councillor Richard Cotton.

Sreepur Village was initially set up by Ms Kerr – a British Airways steward – and has been supported by head chef and owner of both Namaaste Kitchen and Salaam Namaste, in Bloomsbury, Sabbir Karim.

Mr Karim said: “Aside from the great amount of money raised, in order to continue this great charity, it’s vital to raise awareness and [bring] a better understanding of what they do to a new and wider audience and gather more support from donors and corporates.”

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