Restaurant raises cash for Kenyan orphanage

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A charity event at a Market Harborough restaurant has raised £500 for an African orphanage.

The event was at Han Chinese Restaurant in St Mary’s Road, as part of the restaurant’s Chinese New Year celebrations.

It’s the fourth consecutive year that restaurant owner Philip Tsui and his wife Han have raised money for Diani Children’s Village.

The Village is actually an orphanage in Ukunda, just south of Mombasa, Kenya’s second city.

The idea came from two of the restaurant’s customers - Ian and Sue Milne, who have been supporting the charity for many years.

Sue said: “We keep in regular touch with Diani Children’s Village in Kenya so we know how vital this money is.

“The £500 raised by Han this year will go a very long way to helping the orphanage feed, clothe and school the young orphans.

It’s absolutely brilliant of Han to help again!”

The Diani Children’s Village, a registered charity, was started in 1994 with the objective of providing orphans, neglected and abandoned children with a home.

The home currently houses 21 children and their caretakers - a house-mother, a house-father and three assistants.

You can find out more about the Kenyan orphanage here: www.dianichildrensvillage.org