South Shields curry house gets behind Christmas appeal for those in need

Shahanoor Choudhury owner and director of Zeera Restaurant, holds a menu as Angie Commerford (left) and Jo Durkin from Hebburn Helps.
Shahanoor Choudhury owner and director of Zeera Restaurant, holds a menu as Angie Commerford (left) and Jo Durkin from Hebburn Helps.

A South Tyneside curry house is aiming to cook up a storm this month to help two women supporting people in need this Christmas.

Zeera Cuisine in Ocean Road, South Shields, has chosen Hebburn Helps to be this year’s fundraising beneficiary. 
Throughout November, for every main meal purchased they will make a donation to the cause.

We have had such fantastic support from everyone, we honestly can’t thank everyone enough and Zeera for what they are doing. It really is so appreciated.

Angie Comerford

The money will go towards helping to provide Christmas lunches for families in need living within South Tyneside.

Shahanoor Choudhury, director of Zeera Cuisine said: “We are happy to give something back to our community. Hebburn Helps is a fantastic charity that brings a bit of joy into the lives of those less fortunate.

“We know our loyal customers will be only too happy that when they dine someone in need will benefit.”

Last year Zeera launched its Indian Christmas Dinner special helping to raise much needed charity funds. This year they hope to boost their charity efforts.

Angie Comerford who founded Hebburn Helps with friend Jo Durkin said: “It’s amazing what Zeera is doing for Hebburn Helps, as every donation does help us immensely. We have had such fantastic support from everyone, we honestly can’t thank everyone enough and Zeera for what they are doing. It is so appreciated.”

Last month, Hebburn Helps launched its Christmas Appeals which includes donations of toys and selection boxes as well as animal treats.

These will be handed out to families in need and the local women’s shelter.

For information on the organisation visit Hebburn Helps on Facebook.