Last week, Chung Ying Restaurant Group teamed up with William Hill for a racing spectacular that raised over £2,000 for local homeless support organisation, Let’s Feed Brum. Racing enthusiasts enjoyed a night of live betting, thrilling entertainment and betting tips from industry experts including TV presenter Dani Jackson with funds raised on the night going directly to support Let’s Feed Brum.
On Thursday 9 March, the ‘Countdown to Cheltenham’ event saw the restaurant group pair up with racing experts William Hill to bring betting-buffs together for an evening of furlongs, fun, and of course fundraising. Taking place at Chung Ying Garden, guests enjoyed an evening of charity betting, placing odds on classic races to raise as much money as possible.
On top of this, a charity raffle, with a signed pair of Anthony Joshua gloves up for grabs, was held. From these, a grand sum of £871 was raised, which was more than doubled when William Hill matched the figure and Chung Ying contributing an additional £500. Overall, a whopping £2,242 total was announced for Let’s Feed Brum.
The funds raised from the Countdown to Cheltenham event will continue to provide much needed food, essential supplies to those living on our streets. The money raised could provide almost 450 sleeping bags or over 31,000 cups of tea and coffee.
James Wong, Managing Director of the Chung Ying Restaurant Group, commented:
“We are delighted to be supporting Birmingham’s local homeless population, and we hope the money raised at the event for Let’s Feed Brum can start to make a difference to those living on our streets.
“The ‘Countdown to Cheltenham’ celebration will be a night filled with good food, great entertainment and amazing company and of course raising money for a great cause!”
Let’s Feed Brum was founded in October 2016, as a campaign to support the work of community group Inspiration Support. In six years, Inspiration Support has developed from one night six nights every week to provide food, essential supplies and friendship to homeless people.