STAFF from the Tex-Mex restaurant Chiquito in Trowbridge have raised £500 for the Bath Cancer Unit Support Group (BCUSG).

The staff ran a colourful stall in Trowbridge Park during this year’s Armed Forces Day to raise funds for the charity, which provides essential medical equipment for cancer patients at Bath’s Royal United Hospital.

Staff sold cupcakes, chips ‘n’ dips and Mexican sombreros, which proved very popular with around 400 hats sold throughout the day.

Restaurant manager Cath Gray said: "The staff wanted to support a worthy local cause and with cancer affecting so many people directly or indirectly, the BCUSG was a charity close to their hearts."

The staff are also holding a fundraising charity breakfast at Chiquito in Trowbridge on September 27, from 9.30am to 11.30am, for the BCUSG.

Tino Polledri, who chairs the Trowbridge branch of the BCUSG, met with staff at Chiquito to thank them for their support and to present them with a special certificate of recognition for their fundraising efforts.

Tino said: “I am continuously amazed at the generous support our charity receives from local businesses.

"My sincere thanks goes to the staff and management team at Chiquito, whose ongoing Tex-Mex fundraising activities are very much appreciated.”

To make a donation to the BCUSG, or for information about becoming a volunteer, please email Marie at or phone her on 07709 912661.