Since launching last night, she’s already reached 14% of her target, showing the loyalty of her followers online. Why should YOU support her? Because she’s one of the good ones, fighting the good fight for food and drink, for Leeds, and for human kindness.
Manjit is fairly renowned in Leeds these days. She’s outspoken, passionate, and creates some of the best Indian street food around. Not only that, but she has a good heart, without any of the cliches that go with it. She’s a fighter (figuratively) – but only when the fight is a good one.
Last year, Manjit suffered a racist attack by a homeless woman whilst working in the markets. What Manjit did next makes her one of my heroes. She set up a raffle to raise money for Simon on the Streets to increase awareness about homelessness; about the suffering of people like her attacker. Manjit gained huge support from Leeds’ independent businesses and from the public, raising £6,000 for the charity, and the profile of the cause nationwide.
Manjit’s supported Simon on the Streets ever since, including feeding those raising money sleeping out for the annual #SleepWithSimon campaign last week from her Horsebox. See? One of the good ones.
Not to mention her food, which is outstanding and has won several awards, including the BBC Food & Farming Award for best StreetFood/Takeaway in the UK this year. I’m eating one of her chilli paneer wraps as I type this, and oh my, it’s delicious (though my keyboard is getting a bit sticky…).
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