Restaurant owner raises more than half a million pounds for charity

Syed Rahman is a big believer in helping others. For 11 years, he's held special charity dinner nights at his restaurant in Leicester. He came up with the idea after witnessing the devastation caused by the Tsunami in 2004.

Mr Rahman says he feels it's his duty to help those organisations that rely so heavily on donations.

Over the years, numerous charities have benefited from Syed's scheme - including Cancer Research, the Air Ambulance and LOROS - a Leicestershire hospice which provides care for terminally ill adult patients.

The dinner nights take place on Monday and Tuesdays. Customers pay fifteen pounds for a set meal and then choose which good cause they wish to donate to. So far Syed's raised more than £600 thousand pounds and he's now set up his own foundation - inviting customers to donate £1 extra on top of their bill to charity so that they can raise £15,000 each year for Leicester's hospitals.