A Nepali-born chef at Liverpool University is going back to his roots at the city’s leading Indian restaurant to help top doctors raise funds for earthquake survivors.
Mr Tika Ram Sapkota, formerly the head chef at the Mayur Indian restaurant in Duke Street, Liverpool, will be returning to cook up Nepali treats as part of a fundraising evening for Health Exchange Nepal UK on Sunday 4 October.
The UK-based charity is led by doctors who are running a £100,000 appeal to help survivors of the earthquakes which rocked the country in April, causing 9,000 deaths and leaving 23,000 people injured.
The fundraising evening at Mayur takes place from 5pm on Sunday 4 October, with a Bollywood professional dance display, followed by a delicious meal then a chance to take to the floor, with the dancers giving a masterclass.
The event has been arranged by breast surgeon Mrs Anu Shrotri, an Associate Specialist Breast and General surgeon at Aintree University Hospital.
Dr Shambhu Acharya, of Health Exchange Nepal, said: “We’re so grateful to Mrs Shrotri and to Mr Sapkota for supporting this wonderful evening. It will be a lot of fun, some great food and all for a very worthy cause.
“The Nepali earthquake has faded from the headlines now, but there’s still a massive need to help, because the country has no rehabilitation network. The funds raised for Health Exchange Nepal will massively improve the quality of life for survivors for decades to come.”