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Truro restaurant raises money for children's hospital
8:00am Wednesday 25th September 2013 in Cornwall
The ASK Italian Grand Tour, a nationwide fundraising initiative aiming to raise £250,000 for Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity, arrived in Truro on Monday.
ASK Italian Truro’s supervisor, Acacia Wilson, was joined by the city’s mayor, John Tamblyn, and four-year-old Ruben Gill, a former patient of the hospital, as she handed over a cheque for £495.
The money had been raised by the restaurant throughout August by offering raffle tickets to diners and giving them a chance to win an exclusive Italian food hamper. The total sum raised nationally now stands at over £161,020. The tour’s visit to Truro also marked the end of a six day, 600-mile cycle by members of ASK Italian staff to help raise funds for the cause. The Tour is being been supported by a host of British talent, including McFly, Lawrence Dallaglio, Lee Dixon, Dan Lobb and chef Theo Randall, as members of the ASK Italian community cycle, run and swim over 2,500 miles and visit every ASK Italian restaurant across Britain in order to collect funds raised locally for the charity.
For more information on the Grand Tour or to donate to the charity, visit www.askitaliangrandtour.co.uk, or visit your local ASK Italian restaurant.
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