Photo 1, Cinnamon Lounge staff pictured at the Air Ambulance base at Marden
Photo 2, L-R: Cinnamon Lounge owner Rahim Rahman pictured with former Mayor of Ashford, Cllr Bob Davidson and his wife and former mayoress Daphne
A new Indian restaurant in Ashford raised more than £1,000 for life-saving charity Kent, Surrey & Sussex Air Ambulance on its opening night.
The former Mayor of Ashford, Cllr Bob Davidson, was among 180 guests at the official launch of the Cinnamon Lounge in Bethersden on May 1st.
Funds were raised from half the proceeds of a set menu and there was also Bollywood entertainment at the Ashford Road eaterie.
Owner Rahim Rahman and his colleagues visited the helicopter base at Marden last month (June 27th) to present a cheque for £1,275.
Mr Rahman said: “A few years ago, I was on the motorway when there was a motorbike accident and the Air Ambulance was called which is why I decided to support the charity.”
The Cinnamon Lounge, formerly The Royal Standard, offers a modern twist on Indian food for the 21st Century.