Swindon members of the Bangladesh National Party (BNP) have backed fundraising by Hanif Robani, owner of the Bombay Lounge and fitness expert Manjit Dol of Absolutely Fit.
The pair will be making a 16 day trek to Everest base camp at 26,000 feet in March in aid of the British Heart Foundation. Hanif said he is relying on Manjit to get him into shape beforehand. “Working irregular hours in the restaurant isn’t the best preparation, but Manjit has got me in the gym daily and can tell immediately if I’m not eating the right things.”
Manjit added, “both of us have friends and family members who suffer from heart disease. It’s quite a major issue amongst older Asians who don’t exercise enough or look after their diet.”
Pictured: Hanif, centre, and Manjit, centre right, receiving a donation from members of the Swindon branch of the Bangladesh National Party (BNP)