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Dining out aids those in need


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Money raised through an initiative between Mourant Ozannes and St Peter Port restaurant Christies will help victims of the Philippines typhoon, and help deliver much needed water to an African nation.

Money raised through an initiative between Mourant Ozannes and St Peter Port restaurant Christies will help victims of the Philippines typhoon, and help deliver much needed water to an African nation. 

Each month Christies invites diners to fill in a card at the end of their meal to be entered into a prize draw. Each month’s winner receives a £100 voucher to spend on another meal at Christies AND can nominate the charity they would like to receive the prize of a further £100, sponsored by Mourant Ozannes. 

The latest winner of the prize draw nominated The Eleanor Foundation to be the lucky recipient of the charity donation, and in an extraordinary gesture of generosity elected to donate their £100 meal voucher to Bridge 2 Haiti founder Sarah Griffiths, who is raising funds to buy shelter-boxes for the Philippines aid effort. 

The Eleanor Foundation was set up in 2012 in memory of Ellie Carey, who in December 2011 was killed in a cycling collision in London while at university. The aim of the charity is to support organisations that are involved in the provision of sustainable development among communities in the developing world. 

The Eleanor Foundation has already sent nearly 500 bicycles to Africa through the Chelmsford-based charity Re-Cycle, and funded three water boreholes in Tanzania, working with the Tumaini Foundation. The charity has also donated a shelter-box to the Philippines tornado disaster fund. 

Ellie’s father, and founder of the charity Allister Carey said, "These funds are very welcome and I would like to thank the couple who nominated us to receive the donation. We are continuing our work in Tanzania in 2014 and the money will be used to support that objective." 

Mark Torode of Mourant Ozannes said, "This is a very magnanimous gesture by the prize winner and we are delighted that our initiative has helped two local organisations towards achieving their objectives. This is a terrific example of the generosity of Guernsey’s community, and of working together for the good of others." 

The Mourant Ozannes charity initiative at Christies will continue until January 2014.

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