Alex’s Pasta Bar raises £3,200 for Ukraine crisis

IT was a huge success for a popular town center restaurant’s charity night, which raised thousands of pounds to help Ukrainians.

Alex’s Pasta Bar, located in Carlisle’s Green Market, opened its restaurant on April 28 – every penny of the proceeds will help, not just the profit.

Romanian-born owner Alex Stoica said it was ‘good’ to see the night raised £3,200, which will be used to help orchestrate deliveries of goods from the Polish Dino store in Carlisle to the border Ukrainian.

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The restaurant received £1,800 from diners in the evening, £300 from a raffle as well as tallied donations throughout the month.

Since the war broke out, the restaurant has collected all the money from the desserts, which amounted to an extra £500 for the pot.

“Cumbria have been great in trying to help with the current situation, especially the Polish Dino store, they have organized so much to move goods across the border,” said Alex.

In the evening there was also a raffle including a range of prizes such as gift vouchers and wine, but the highlight item was a Manchester United band, signed by the 2014 players and manager Louis Van Gaal.

“A lady from Dalston won the Man Utd summit on the night but we have yet to find out if she is a Manchester United fan,” he said.

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