Staff at a Turkish restaurant chain will be working a gruelling double shift next month for nothing.

Workers at The Meze, which has branches in Bexleyheath, New Eltham and Bromley, will work up to 13 hours and then give their wages away for charity.

Staff across all three branches will be giving their wages to Demelza Hospice, a charity providing care for children and babies with life threatening or limiting conditions.

Natalie Bills, operations manager at The Meze, said the restaurants would dedicating the day to the charity.

She said: "The owners of The Meze met the people at Demelza and fell in love with them and the work they do. They are so excited about the day, and all the staff are really up for it.

"The day is open to the public as normal and we will be trying to raise as much as we can for Demelza.

"The support we have had has been great. Demelza do wonderful work, they are out of this world. Some staff will be working up to 13 hours for them."

Demelza has been providing care since 1998, and is named after Demelza Phillips who died of a brain tumour at the age of 24.

The organisation was set up by her parents, Derek and Jennifer, who have both been invited to The Meze's fundraising day.

Natalie said: "They support themselves so we are really looking forward to raising money for them."

The Meze has sponsored Demelza for over a year and hope by dedicating a day to them they can raise awareness for the vital work they do.

Meze staff will be working hard from noon onwards on December 10 to raise the cash for the hospice.