A Nepalese restaurant in Lewisham has been recognised for its charitable work in the community by Charlton Athletic Football Club.
Sujan Katuwal, of Panas Gurkha in Lewisham, was presented with a signed Charlton Athletic shirt ahead of their match against Cambridge United.
The shirt was given to Katuwal after the restaurant gained notoriety for their incredible work in the local community since the start of the pandemic.
Led by Katuwal and his remarkable restaurant team, Panas donated and delivered over 100,000 free meals to local key workers during the pandemic.
After receiving the recognition, Mr Katuwal said: “It’s really quite amazing.
“We’re a local, community focused restaurant so the recognition we’ve received from a club that’s very close to our hearts is special.
“To see all the fans at the ground so appreciative of our efforts as well was really quite something.”
The shirt was presented to Katuwal in front of thousands of Charlton fans by the club’s owner Thomas Sandgaard and the CEO of the Charlton Athletic Community Trust, Jason Morgan.
Sandgaard said: “It’s very important that as Charlton we support local businesses. We want to thank Sujan and his restaurant for all they have done.”
The restaurant has been helping the local community further over the Christmas period, donating and delivering curries to foodbanks and homeless shelters in Greenwich and Woolwich.
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