A RESTAURANT has raised £600 to help the Rohingya refugees who have fled from violence in Myanmar.

The Paramount restaurant in Station Approach, Penarth donated £600 to the Bangladesh Association as part of their fundraising campaign to help more than 600,000 Rohingya refugees who have been forced to flee to Bangladesh escaping violence in Myanmar.

The refugees have walked for days from their villages, through jungles, mountains and rivers carrying anything they could manage.

The Bangladesh Association has been working hard to raise much needed funds to help them.

The Paramount restaurant recently held a special curry evening when takings on that night would be donated to the fund.

Former assembly member Lorraine Barrett, along with her husband Paul, and their friends Chris and Karen Jones attended.

Mrs Barrett said: "We wanted to support the efforts of the Paramount in raising money for these desperate refugees and, of course, we had a lovely meal.

"When I was an AM, I often supported similar events in Penarth when Bangladeshi and Indian restaurants and takeaways donated their takings to help those affected by natural disasters such as earthquakes or, as in this case, when people are forced to flee violence and ethnic cleansing.

"I was delighted when Mr Runel, the owner of the Paramount asked me to present the cheque to members of the Bangladesh Association."