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Restaurant’s grand gesture in memory of waiter
Monday 10th July 2017 @ 16:56 by Tom Greggan
Denton & Audenshaw News Tameside

A restaurant in Audenshaw has raised thousands of pounds for the family of a long-time waiter who sadly passed away with cancer.

38-year-old Abdul Hafiz passed away on February 15th, leaving behind a wife and two young daughters. Staff at Indian Plaza, where Abdul had worked since the restaurant first opened, held a charity night with all the money from food sales going to into the pot. They also raffled off Manchester City and United signed footballs and a signed United shirt, kindly donated by Cllr David McNall. In total, an amazing £9000 was raised.

The Civic Mayor of Tameside, Cllr Joyce Bowerman, presented a cheque to restaurant owner Maff Miah, who has sent the money over to Abdul’s family in Sylhet, Bangladesh on behalf of himself, his business partner Alfu Miah and all the staff at Indian Plaza.

Speaking about Abdul, Maff said: “Many people in Tameside knew Abdul and what a great guy he was. He helped us to establish the business and we miss him a lot.”

Cllr David McNally added: “Abdul was a really nice man. I think it’s lovely that the Maff, Alfu and all the staff at Indian Plaza, who are the nicest people, have raised money for the family of their employee.”