Nisha Katona, founder of the Liverpool based Mowgli Street Food group, joined in the fun today by placing a unique figure on The Clatterbridge Cancer Charity’s Big LEGO® Brick Hospital.
Nisha, who is also a well-known television chef, was at Royal Albert Dock Liverpool, where the model is on show to the public until 11th September. The restaurateur, who is a long standing supporter of The Clatterbridge Cancer Charity, placed a LEGO brick monkey figure on the giant structure, to represent the monkey logo of the Mowgli Street Food brand.
Mowgli have raised more than £88,000 for The Clatterbridge Cancer Charity through a scheme where customers at their Bold Street restaurant in Liverpool are given the opportunity to add a discretionary £1 to their bill as a donation.
Nisha said: “At Mowgli charity is very much part of our ethos, and together with our customers we are very proud of the money raised for The Clatterbridge Cancer Charity and we are delighted to be part of this project. As a region one in two of us will live with cancer in some way. It is extremely important we do as much as we can to help. It is magnificent our clients make these donations and our staff often give up their tips for Clatterbridge as well.
“The model of the new hospital is incredible. It engages every age group, I’m 47 and I could stay and play with it all day!”
Katrina Bury, Head of The Clatterbridge Cancer Charity, said: “Nisha and all the team at Mowgli Street Food in Bold Street, together with their customers, have raised an incredible amount of money to help transform cancer care for people in the region.
“What better way to celebrate this wonderful achievement than by having a permanent reminder of that support on our model for years to come.”
Clare Rawlinson, marketing manager, Royal Albert Dock Liverpool, said: “When we were asked to host The Big LEGO® Brick Hospital here at the Dock, we jumped at the chance. It’s a fantastic appeal to get behind and aligns with the Dock’s own ambitions in reaching out and supporting the local community. We encourage visitors to come and help The Clatterbridge Cancer Charity build to success.”
When complete, The Big LEGO Brick Hospital will be made up of more than half a million LEGO bricks and will be a scale replica of the new Clatterbridge Cancer Centre, currently being constructed in Liverpool city centre.
Each brick will cost a £1 donation, and the campaign aim is to raise £500,000 towards the construction of the specialist hospital and improvements to the Wirral site.
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