Posh squad takeover Nando's in Cathedral Square to raise money for the Sue Ryder Thorpe Hall Hospice.Members of the Peterborough United squad swapped their kit for Nando's uniform on Wednesday evening as the football club took over the Cathedral Square restaurant.
To raise money for one of the club's chosen charities, the Sue Ryder Thorpe Hall Hospice, the players worked an evening shift with Michael Bostwick on the grills, Conor Washington on the tills and Britt Assombalonga waiting on the tables.
The evening was a huge success with supporters paying a £3 entry fee and participating in a raffle to win prizes from Posh and Nando's.
Club captain Tommy Rowe said: 'We’ve all had a fabulous time and it’s for a great cause. The players have been looking forward to taking over Nando’s for the evening. It is a personal favourite of the majority of the squad, so to get the chance to cook on the grills is an exciting opportunity. It is a great way of raising money for the Sue Ryder Thorpe Hall Hospice and for us to see our supporters.'
Krystal Burroughes, Manager of Nando’s Peterborough, said: 'The Nando’s Posh Takeover was a huge success and a lot of fun for everyone involved. We loved having the players serve up PERi-PERi chicken to customers and fans for the evening, and hope the money raised will make a real difference.'
Joanne Marriott, Regional Fundraiser for Sue Ryder Thorpe Hall Hospice, said: 'The atmosphere in Nando's last night was really amazing and seeing the players out of their comfort zones was very entertaining! The players and Nando's staff did a fantastic job and we are very grateful to everyone for their hard work on the night to help raise money for the building of a new hospice at Thorpe Hall.'
Bostwick was joined on the grills by Kyle Vassell, Shaun Brisley and Kgosi Ntlhe, while Joe Newell and Washington shared duties on the tills. Craig Alcock and Jack Baldwin were waiters for the night while Rowe, Britt Assombalonga and Mark Little ensured the customers were seated.
Goalkeeper Bobby Olejnik welcomed customers and allocated them to a table, while Mark Little, Jack Payne and Danny Kearns ensured that the diners were looked after once they were seated.
The football club would like to thank the Nando's staff for making the players so welcome at the restaurant.