Saturday, September 24 2022

The Black Rooster Peri Peri chicken restaurant chain is donating funds from every meal sold over the next two weeks to support those affected by the crisis in Ukraine.

The chain, which has a branch on Paisley High Street, is aiming to raise at least £20,000 for the Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal, which provides immediate relief to Ukrainian refugees.

At least 3 million people have fled their homes in Ukraine and up to 18 million people are expected to be affected by the conflict.

Black Rooster is donating £1.40 for every meal upgrade sold to sit-in and collection customers between Monday March 14 and Monday March 28 inclusive.

Kevin Bell, director and co-founder of Black Rooster, said: “The conflict in Ukraine has devastated the lives of millions of people and the damage is increasing every day.

“Homes, schools and hospitals are destroyed and families are fleeing for their lives, many with literally just the clothes on their backs. Tragically, people have been injured and killed.

“As a company, we couldn’t sit idly by without trying to do something to help those trying to escape.

“We hope all of our customers will support us and show their support by upgrading to a meal when possible. Every £100 raised will feed two whole families for a month. By simply adding fries and a drink to their order, our customers could make a real difference to those in need.

All customers visiting Black Rooster restaurants will be asked if they would like to spend £2.40 on a meal to support its appeal to Ukraine with £1.40 – 60% – going directly to fundraising funds.

The company will announce the total collected at the end of this month, with 100% of the amount collected going to the DEC Ukraine appeal.

He chose to donate to the DEC Appeal as it brings together a number of charities to provide food, shelter and health care to those fleeing Ukraine and he benefited from a UK government matching funding.

Black Rooster Peri Peri has 16 branches in Scotland and 1 in England.

Main photo: Restaurant staff with co-founder and manager Kevin Bell

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