Arriba! Arriba! Sheffield’s El Paso Mexican and Italian restaurant and bar launched its new lunch menu and donated £750 profit to The Star backed Women Of Steel statue appeal.
There were fajitas, enchiladas and a fantastic fiesta at the venue in Cumberland Street, near the botom of The Moor.
After an address from Sheffield Council leader Julie Dore, The Star’s Graham Walker and legendary boxing coach Brendan Ingle, workers and shoppers were able to sample the venue’s new lunchtime menu and help the appeal.
Some of the surviving women, now in their 90s, who kept the steel mills going during WW2, got into the spirit of things wearing sombreros for our fun picture.
Diners were delighted to meet them and watch a screening of the Women of Steel documentary.
The restaurant chose the appeal because of the nearby Moor’s part in World War Two history.
Much of The Moor was destroyed on December 12, 1940, the first night of the Sheffield Blitz. Atkinsons department store wasn’t rebuilt until 1960.
El Paso’s Nasir Iqbal, centre, said: “It’s a honour to donate to such a worthy cause as the Women of Steel. The site of our building played a pivotal roll in World War Two so raising money to remember the thousands of South Yorkshire Women that played such a important role in the war is really important to us.”
The donation has brought he appeal even closer towards the target of £150,000.
Muchas gracias to the people of Sheffield!
* Donations can be made to the official Just Giving site at www.justgiving.com/womenofsteel - CLICK HERE.