A team of staff from Ask Italian in Berkhamsted will be entering the restaurant chain’s fundraising Summer Triathlon on Thursday next week.
The event aims to raise £100,000 for Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity and will be at Dorney Lake, Berkshire – the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games venue.
Ask restaurant chain hopes to raise £1 million towards a new surgery centre at the hospital, which treats children with the rarest and most complex conditions from across the UK.
Restaurant manager Kylie Wilson said: “We’re so proud of our relationship with Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity.
“We’re really grateful to staff and customers who have helped us to raise money for such a fantastic cause and we can’t wait to do Berkhamsted proud in the competition and raise even more with the ASK Italian Summer Triathlon.”
Ask Italian restaurants nationwide will be entering teams of staff into the ASK Italian Summer Triathlon – and whilst there’s a strong competitive spirit between restaurant teams, the hard work will be followed by an afternoon of relaxation; with music, a BBQ and a party until the evening. This event follows on from last year’s successful Grand Tour – a cross-country journey by cycle and on foot, calling at every ASK Italian restaurant and raising money along the way.
Account manager at Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity Sarah Norris said: “We’re delighted to have Ask Italian’s continued support.
“The money raised by the Ask Italian Summer Triathlon will help to fund the hospital’s new surgery centre, due to open in 2017.
“The new centre will include brand new kitchen, dining and play areas for young patients and their families from across the UK.”